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201 His wifes grandmother named his children in her will as Mary( married Jeremiah Lea 9 Nov. 1830), Nancy (married her cousin Alvis Lea 29 March 1832), Isabell, Barzillai, and Alexander Kerr of whom there is no further information. Thier grandfather, William Cantrill, also made bequeaths of his grandchildren. Kerr, Barzillai (I2497)
 
202 Hon. Solomon Graves (1731) was born 14 Feb. 1784 and died 28 April 1861. He married Mary Cleveland Franklin, daughter of Hon. Jess Franklin and Meekey Perkins, on 10 April 1817. Jess Franklin was U.S. Senator, 1799-1813, and Governor of N.C., 1821-22. Solomon was a prominent lawyer and esteemed by all. He was in the House of Commons of N.C. in 1818 and 1819, and in the State Senate, 1820-23. He was Clerk and Master of Equity for Surry Co. for 32 years, and one of the Trustees of the State University. All their children were born in Surry Co., N.C. (R-915) Children - Graves 3409. Meekey Ann Graves, b. 25 March 1819, m. (Rev.) Miles Foy, d. 22 Feb. 1853. 3410. Sarah Emily Graves, b. 10 March 1821, m. Joseph W. Hackett, d. 1882. 3411. Mary Ursula Graves, b. 6 April 1823, m. (Col.) Harrison M. Waugh, d. 24 June 1851. 3412. Elizabeth Franklin Graves, b. 16 June 1825, d. 22 June 1891. +3413. Jesse Franklin Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1829, m. Mary Elizabeth Porter, 26 Jan. 1858, d. 8 Nov. 1894. 3414. Margaret Isabella Graves, b. 30 May 1832. +3415. Barzillai Yancey Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1835, m(1) Mattie Rankin, m(2) Mary B. Moore, 16 Oct. 1876, d. 17 Aug. 1897. Graves, Solomon (I608)
 
203 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jcbarron/lott/lott0001.htm#id1964 37. Jacob Lott (Solomon3, John2, John1); born between 1795 and 1797 SC (Letters, Miklas to Barron.); married Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of Henry Nichols and Elender (--?--), before 1828 MS. He lived in Jul 1812 MS Terr (U.S. Congress, American State Papers, vol 3, p 36, said on list of settlers east of Pearl River with no claim on Reedy Creek Jul 1812.). He lived in 1824 Hancock Co., MS (shown on tax roll) (Lackey (ed.), "Hancock Co. Tax List 1824", p 120.). He appeared on the census of 1830 Hinds Co., MS ((p 209) Jacob Lott (age 30-39) 100001-00001 0s). He appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Jacob age 55 b SC, farmer. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). J. age 63 b SC, farmer). Elizabeth Nichols was born between 1807 and 1809 GA (Letter from Lloyd Lott (Austin, TX) to John C. Barron, 1997; in possession of John C. Barron (820 Dobbins Road, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX 75110), Descendant chart. Said daughter of Henry and Elender Nichols of GA.). She appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Elisabeth age 43 b GA. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). E. age 53 b GA). Children of Jacob4 Lott and Elizabeth Nichols were as follows: + 126. i. Vincent5 Lott, born 19 Sep 1828 Harrison Co.?, MS; married Cynthia (--?--); married Nancy Wright. 127. ii. Jimsey Lott; born circa 1830 MS. He appeared on the census of 1850 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Jimsey age 20 b MS, farmer). 128. iii. Jacob Lott; born between 1832 and 1833 MS. He appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Jacob age 18 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). J. age 27 b MS, laborer). 129. iv. Jefferson Lott; born circa 1835 MS. He appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Jefferson age 15 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). Jefferson age 25 b MS, laborer). 130. v. Janette Lott; born circa 1837 MS. She appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Jinetta age 13 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). Janette age 23 b MS, blind). 131. vi. Matilda Lott; born circa 1839 MS. She appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Matilda age 11 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). M. age 20 b MS). 132. vii. Francis M. Lott; born circa 1842 MS. He appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Francis age 8 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). Francis M. age 17 b MS). 133. viii. Mary E. Lott; born circa 1845 MS. She appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Mary age 5 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). M.E. age 14 b MS). 134. ix. Elizabeth Lott; born circa 1848 MS. She appeared on the census of between 1850 and 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1850 (p 112). Elizabeth age 2 b MS. Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). E. age 11 b MS). 135. x. Thomas G. Lott; born circa 1853 Harrison Co., MS. He appeared on the census of 1860 (Harrison Co., MS 1860 (p 87). Thomas G. age 7 b MS). Lott, Jacob (I1635)
 
204 http://www.aontas.org/buttrum/pafg07.htm#20618 Descendants of William Buttram I & Margaret of Rowan County, North Carolina Name: William BUTRAM Given Name: William Surname: Butram Sex: M _UID: 038DD2E21A26E349981BEDB10631E33550D8 Change Date: 30 Oct 2003 Note: William fought in a champaign against the Cherokee Indians. He was a private with the North Carolina Militia in the Revolutionary War. It has been handed down that he was with Washington at Valley Forge. He volunteered as a lighthorse man against the British. Birth: 18 JUL 1759 in Salisbury, Rowan Co NC Death: NOV 1853 in White Co. TN Burial: NOV 1853 White Co TN Note: William is buried on the Calfkiller River just south of Putnam County in White County. The cemetery is in an pasture that is grazed by cattle. He has a marker that was placed by the DAR. OBJE: FORM: JPG FILE: C:\Genealogy\Program Graphics Files\William2.JPG _SCBK: Y _PRIM: Y _TYPE: PHOTO Father: William BUTRAM b: ABT 1735 in Baltimore County, MD Mother: Margaret Marriage 1 Sarah PATTERSON Married: 29 JAN 1780 in Salisbury NC Children Nicholas BERTRAM b: 1780 in Chatham Co., NC William BUTRAM b: 17 JUN 1783 in Rowan Co., NC Jacob BERTRAM b: 1785 in Chatham Co., NC John BERTRAM b: 1786 in Chatham Co., NC Cornelius BERTRAM b: 1787 in Iredell Co., North Carolina Elijah BUTRAM b: 1 JUN 1789 in Iredell Co., North Carolina James BUTTRAM b: ABT 1791 in Iredell Co., North Carolina Andrew BUTRAM b: ABT 1793 in Iredell Co., North Carolina Emsley A. BERTRAM b: 1794 in Chatham Co., NC Willis BUTRAM b: 1797 in Chatham Co., NC? Catherine "Katy" BUTTRAM b: 1805 in Iredell Co., North Carolina Nancy BERTRAM b: ABT 1807 in Lee Co., Virginia Buttram, William (I2276)
 
205 Husband Fought in Civil War with the 3rd Arkansas Inf. Co B. During the Civil War her job was to Hide the remaining mules whenever the Yankees came down. Nichols, Mary Bersheba (I1781)
 
206 Husband was fire chief in Atlanta Hamilton, Lula EJ (I410)
 
207 I am researching the family of Kate J. LUMPKIN, daughter of Pitman and Susan C. (HENDERSON) LUMPKIN. I just located them last week in the 1860 census for Floyd Co., GA. The family, all born in GA, was listed as: Lumpkin, Pitman 44 farmer " Susan C. 36 domestic " Virginia 14 " Wm. J. 12 " Kate 10 " Nana A.(?) 6 " Homer P. 4 Pittman LUMPKIN married Susan C. HENDERSON 08 May 1845 in Floyd Co., GA. Kate J. LUMPKIN married Josiah Randolph COOPER, son of Andrew J. and Pamela (unknown) COOPER, 05 OCT 1868 in Floyd Co., GA. So far I haven't found Andrew and Pamela's marriage record. Andrew was born in GA. Pamela was born in SC, per the 1850 and 1860 census. Wills: William Lumpkin, 1847: Oglethorpe Co., GA Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Laura Stotler Lstotler@aol.com Last Will and Testament of William Lumpkin, Oglethorpe County, GA Will Book D (1833-1866), Pgs 209-212 State of Georgia } In the name of God Amen. Oglethorpe County } I William Lumpkin of the County and state aforesaid being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die and after that the Judgment, thinks it right and proper to make a disposition of my property in the manner following to wit. 1st I will that my just debts be punctually paid by my executors herein after named. 2nd My Will and desire is that all of my estate both Real and personal and mixed of whatever kind it may be to be kept together for the Maintenance and Education and Raising of my younger children and the support of my wife, until my youngest child arrives at the age of twenty one years, but it is expressly understood that as my children arrive at the age of twenty one or marries, that my executors herein after named shall pay to such children arriving at the age of twenty one or marrying five hundred dollars in money or property to make them equal with my older children that have Received that Amount. 3rd My Will & desire is that if my wife Susannah Lumpkin be a widow at the time of my youngest childs Arriving at the age of twenty years- my will is that she have the land plantation and premises whereon I now live Containing by Estimation six hundred and five Acres for her support during her Widowhood. And a childs part of all my other property at a final division of my estate. And at the death of my wife Susannah Lumpkin the said tract of land to revert back to my estate and be equally divided between all my children and the children of my deceased children Francis Bell & William Lumpkin to have their parents portion. 4th My Will and desire is that if my wife should Marry, that in that event I wish a general division of my estate to take place. 5th I have given off to my son Pittman Lumpkin five hundred dollars in money & property which gifts I now Confirm to him and his heirs forever, to be Accounted for on a general division of my estate. 6th I have heretofore given to my Daughter Maryann Wright five hundred dollars in money and property which I now confirm to her and her heirs forever, to be Accounted for on a general division of my estate. 7th I have heretofore given to my daughter Frances Bell now deceased five hundred dollars in property & money which I now Confirm to her & her heirs forever. And which must be Accounted for on a general division of my estate. 8th I have heretofore given to my son Richard B. Lumpkin five hundred dollars in property & money which I now Confirm to him and his heirs forever. And which I sum must be Accounted for on a General division of my estate. (Note that there is no 9th Item, the items of the will were misnumbered) 10th I have given to my son in Law Thomas J. Britain five hundred dollars in money and property which I now Confirm unto him and his heirs forever. And which must be Accounted for on a general division of my estate. 11th I have heretofore given to John B. Hawkins five hundred dollars in property & money which I now Confirm to him and his heirs forever. And which must be Accounted for on a general division of my estate. 12th I have given off to my son Joseph I Lumpkin one hundred & fifty dollars in money & property which I now Confirm to him and his heirs forever, which is to be Accounted for on a general division of my estate. I will here state that I am security on a note which Thomas Hawkins holds against my said son Joseph I for the sum of five hundred dollars-Now I wish it expressly understood that if the said note should ever be Collected out of my estate that the said Amount be deducted from the Distributive portion of my said son Joseph I. on a final division of my estate. 13th My Will and desire is that Elizabeth Lumpkin widow & Relict of my son William deceased have a home on my estate and a reasonable support, to be managed at the discretion of my executors. 14th My Will and desire is and I hereby direct that if there should be any surplus of property of any kind that may Accumulate on my estate, that my executors are clothed with the power to dispose of the same by sale or division as to them may seem just for the benefit of Interest of my estate. And to be equally divided between all my Legatees at that time- 15th My will & desire is that at the period of my youngest child Arriving at the age of twenty one years, that my whole estate be divided (except the land whereon I now live at this time if my wife at that time should be in life & a widow) both Real and personal of Every description and Equally divided between my wife and all my children to them & their heirs forever the part that would be Received by William Lumpkin were he in life is to go to Elizabeth Lumpkin widow of said William Lumpkin & her two children forever share and share alike, And that portion that would go to Frances Bell were she in life. I will and bequeath to her children. 16th My Will & desire is that all the Residue of my estate that is not willed away in the foregoing items and all that may come into my estate not heretofore mentioned & I will shall equally divided as above mentioned in Item 15th- 17th I hereby Constitute once appointed my two sons J. I. Lumpkin And G. B. H. Lumpkin my Lawful Executors to this my last Will & testament. Revoking all other wills heretofore made by me- In witness whereof I have heretofore set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of February 1847. Inter lines before signed- Signed sealed and Acknowledged in presence of us, Giles Young (sig) } William Edwards (sig) } William Lumpkin (Seal) John A. Bell (sig) } Georgia } Personally appeared in open Court Giles Young, William Edwards & Oglethorpe County } John A. Bell subscribing witnesses to the within will and after being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that they saw William Lumpkin sign and publish and declare this writing to be his last Will and testament, that at the time thereof he was of sound disposing mind & memory, and that he did it freely, without compulsion and that they also signed the same as witnesses to the best of your knowledge, so help you God. Sworn to & subscribed } Giles Young (seal) In open Court this 5th day } Wm Edwards (seal) of July 1847 } John A. Ball (seal) Test. Harry Britain C.C.O. Georgia } Court of Ordinary July Term 1847. Oglethorpe County } The within Last Will & testament of William Lumpkin decd having been exhibited and duly proven at this Regular Term of the Court in open Court upon the Oaths ofgiles Young, William Edwards & John A. Bell all subscribing witnesses to the same. Ordered that the same be Admitted to Record and that Letters Testamentary in favor in the (can't read word). Lumpkin, Pittman (I3090)
 
208 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Nichols, Brian Keith (I2252)
 
209 I would appreciate it if anyone with information on a Finlayson family in Wayne or Johnston Counties would contact me. All I know is that my great-great-great-grandmother was Isabella (Isabel) Finlayson. She was born about 1831 and died between 1860 and 1867. She married John Crawford Bridgers by 1850 and lived in Johnston County. Her daughter, my great-great-grandmother (Mary Eliza Bridgers), was living with a W. H. Finlayson in Goldsboro, Wayne County in 1880. I do not know what his connection would be. Based on his age, I would assume he might be her uncle. Again, I would be grateful if anyone with any information would contact me! lewiscarrol@earthlink.net Finlayson, Isabella (I53)
 
210 ID: I943 Name: Moses MARTIN Given Name: Moses Surname: MARTIN 1 Sex: M Birth: Abt 1800 in Georgia 1 Death: Y Change Date: 25 May 2003 at 23:34 _TODO: DESC: 1850, Fayette County Georgia _CAT: Census 25 May 2003 status: Open 0 PRTY: 8 Note: Census: 1850, Fayette County Georgia Pg. 007 Fm. 106/115, 29th district, October 16 Marriage 1 Rebecca BISHOP b: 1829 in Campbell County, Georgia Married: 8 Aug 1847 in Campbell County, Georgia 1 Change Date: 25 May 2003 Children Jane MARTIN b: 1849 in Campbell County, Georgia Unknown MARTIN b: 12 Jun 1850 in Campbell County, Georgia James MARTIN b: 1852 in Campbell County, Georgia Joseph MARTIN b: 1857 in Campbell County, Georgia Sources: Abbrev: BISHOP: Email from William Bishop 5/16/2003 Title: Email from William Bishop 5/16/2003 Date: 16 May 2003 Text: Christina, I sent this out earlier, but mis-spelled your email. This is my line from John starting with his son Joseph. Vernon, here are many notes on Joseph Bishop and his children that I have gathered over the years. He was clearly born in South Carolina per Census records. It could be a mistake that he was born in SC, but not likely. I hope this helps Descendants of Joseph Bishop, Sr. Generation No. 1 1. JOSEPH10 BISHOP, SR. (JOHN9, GEORGE8, HENRY7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, SIR KNIGHT WILLIAM3 BISCHOP, THE ELDER, SIR KNIGHT JAMES2, SIR KNIGHT JAMES1) was born Abt. 1785 in Spartanburg County South Carolina, and died March 31, 1868 in Campbell County Georgia. He married (1) MARTHA MEGGS Abt. 1814 in South Carolina by Justice of the Peace Wade White. She was born Abt. 1788 in South Carolina. He married (2) MARTHA CAROLINE HOLLAND February 15, 1843 in Campbell County Georgia by George W. Silvey, Justice of the Peace, daughter of LINDSEY HOLLAND and UNKNOWN (HOLLAND). She was born March 1822 in Campbell County Georgia, and died Aft. 1900. Notes for JOSEPH BISHOP, SR.: 1810 Spartanburg County South Carolina Census Bishop, Joseph State: South Carolina Year: 1810 County: Spartanburg Roll: M252_61 Township: Page: 203 Image: 357 1830 Campbell County Georgia Census Index Surname Given Name Microfilm Page Bishop Joseph 209 Bishop Clabourn 211 1840 Campbell County Georgia Census Index Bishop, Joseph State: Georgia Year: 1840 County: Campbell Roll: M704_38 Township: District 734 Page: 42 Given Name Surname District Microfilm Page John Bishop District 784 M704-38 28 Jones Bishop District 734 M704-38 42 Joseph Bishop District 734 M704-38 42 1850 Campbell County Georgia Census Bishop, Joseph State: Georgia Year: 1850 County: Campbell Roll: M432_62 Township: 10Th District Page: 428 Image: 419 357 1 Bishop Joseph 63 M Farmer 3500 South Carolina September 14 428B 5 357 2 Bishop Patsey 28 F Georgia September 14 428B 6 357 3 Bishop Caroline 18 F Georgia September 14 428B 7 357 4 Bishop Margarett 16 F Georgia September 14 428B 8 357 5 Bishop Elizabeth 7 M Georgia September 14 428B 9 357 6 Bishop Joseph 5 M Georgia September 14 428B 10 357 7 Bishop Andrew 3 M Georgia September 14 428B 11 357 8 Bishop Newton 1 M Georgia September 14 428B 12 Cherokee Land Lottery Joseph Bishop, Woodruff's Dist., Campbell County drew land in the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1838 in the 28th District, 3rd Section, Cherokee County granted previous to the first day of January, 1838. (Source: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.) Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1838: Joseph Won Land in Lottery Number/District Name Residence County Lot 206, Walker County 28th DISTRICT, Joseph Bishop Woodruff's District Campbell 3rd SECTION, CHEROKEE Comment granted previous to the first dayof January, 1838 Campbell County Georgia Deed Book Entries: Executed Fayette County Georgia July 21, 1825. Deed from Harris T. Treadwell of Fayette Co. to Joseph Bishop of Fayette Co.; 202 1/2 lying in LL #97 District 9, Fayette, now Campbell County Georgia. $200. Witnesses: Isaac Beck Executed Fayette County Georgia October 9, 1827. Deed from Joseph Bishop and his wife Patsey of Fayette Co. to John Meggs of Fayette Co.; 95 acres lying in LL #97, District 9, Fayette now Campbell County Georgia. $106. Witnesses: John Richards, John Overton. No recording date entered. (Campbell County Deed Book A. pg. 80 & 81) Executed Campbell County Georgia March 1, 1843. Deed from Lindsey Holland of Campbell Co. to Joseph Bishop of Campbell Co.; 202 1/2 acres lying in LL# 139 District 9, Fayette, now Campbell County Georgia. $400. Witness Wiley R. Gilman. (Campbell County Deed Book D. pg. 83) Executed Campbell County Georgia March 1, 1843. Deed from Lindsey Holland of Campbell Co. to Joseph Bishop of Campbell Co.; 25 acres described as part of LL# 138, and part of #LL 137, District 9, Fayette, now Campbell County Georgia $600. Witnesses: Wiley R. Gilman, G. W. Silvey, J.P. Recorded June 30, 1843. (Campbell County Deed Book D. pg. 84) Executed Campbell County Georgia September 6, 1847. Deed from Joseph Bishop of Campbell Co. to Joseph Smith of Campbell Co.; 202 1/2 acres lying in LL# 139 District 9, Fayette, now Campbell County Georgia $300. Witnesses: Thomas Bullard, Eli R. Goodrich, J.P. No recording date entered. (Campbell County Deed Book D pg. 384) Executed Campbell County Georgia September 7, 1847. Fi. Fa. out of the inferior Court of Campbell Co. in the matter of Alfred Austell, surviving co-partner of M.M. & J.A. Austell vs. Lindsey Holland and Joseph Bishop. Sheriff Thomas Bullard seized property of Lindsey Holland and sold same at public outcry to Joseph Smith as highest bidder for $300; 202 1/2 acres lying in LL #139, District 9, Fayette, now Campbell County Georgia. Witnesses James Yancy, William Gennings, J.P. No recording date entered. (Campbell County Deed Book D pg. 384) Executed Campbell County Georgia December 19, 1847. Deed from Joseph Bishop of Campbell Co. to Rueben Bishop of Campbell Co.; 101 1/4 acres lying in the north half of LL# 90 District 9, Fayette, now Campbell County Georgia. Consideration "Love and affection which I have for my son." Witnesses: Andrew Smith J.P., William McBride, W. E. Smith. Recorded January 26, 1848. (Campbell County Deed Book D, page 398). Joseph Bishop Will Correspondence Will State of Georgia > I Joseph Bishop of the State Campbell County > afore said being of sound and sane mind do maketh this my last will and testament- Item 1st after paying all my just debts and Burial Expenses I give and bequeath to my wife Martha Caroline of half of Lot of Land Ninety Seven (97), it being in Campbell County the place where I now live. The said Lot to be divided East & West so that it will include the residence. Also twenty acres next to top of Lot-Number one hundred and twelve (112) in said county to have & to disperse of & among her four children as she sees proper, these persons being Elizabeth Clementine, Andrew Jackson, Newton Benjamin & Mariah Prudence heirs of said testator and all others of my estate except what is hereafter dispersed in my will. Item 2nd I give and bequeth unto my son Andrew Jackson the south half of Ninety Seven (97) in said County. it being a part of Lot I now live on. Also a horse worth fifty dollars and a Bridle & Saddle when he becomes of age. Item 3rd I give & bequeth unto my son Newton Benjamin one half of Lot of Land ninety-six (96) it being the East-half of said lot in said County. Also a horse bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars when he becomes of age. Item 4th I give & bequeth unto my daughter Elizabeth Clementine one Feather Bed & furniture Also one cow & calf. Item 5th I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mariah Prudence one Feather Bed & furniture and one cow & calf. Item 6th I appoint-William D. Tidwell my Lawful Executor this my last will and testament. Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of this the 10th day of December 1860 Stephen Malone > Middleton W. Brown > Joseph his Bishop ? B Blasber? ? > X mark The ---? of S. Malone --? to ---? the will of Joseph Bishop Dec'd at June ---? Ent---? page 24 R.C. Beavers ordy. Campbell Court of Ordinary June ---? 1868 --? 7 11 authorizing S. Malone to ---? the will of Joseph Bishop Dec'd at --? ---? Entered on page 24 R. C. Beavers ordy. Stephen Malone having petitioned the court at May ---? of said court of Ordinary for Letters of Administration with the will annexed of Joseph Bishop Dec'd & if further appearing to the court that Wm. B. Tidwell who is named as executor in said will & said Tidwell having declined acting as such executor or taking any part in the probate of said will, it is ordered that said Stephen Malone have leave to prop---? the said will at this ----? of the court. R. C. Beavers Ordy. 7 11 ordering Administration Joseph Bishop will to record Entered on page 24 Book 6 R. C. Beavers ordy. Campbell Court of Ordinary June ---? 1868 The last will and testament of Joseph Bishop Dec'd having been prepared in open court at the ? of the court by Stephen Malone who was authorized to prepare the said will by an order of the court and two of witnesses subscribed to said will. Stephen Malone and Middleton W. Brown having subscribed the normal oath of executor. It is ordered that the will be admitted to record as satisfactorily proven in common terms and that the granting of the letters of administration with that of the will annexed of administration be postphoned until next court. order granted June 1st 1868 R. C. Beavers Ordy. Petition 7 11 ordering for letters of administration with the will annexed of Joseph Bishop Dec'd by Stephen Malone petitioner Entered in minutes of court page 18 R.C. Beavers ordy. State of Georgia ) To the Ordinary Campbell County ) of said county. The petition of Stephen Malone respectfully showeth that Joseph Bishop resident of said county departed this life on or about the 31st day of March 1868, leaving a will & the executor named in said will declines to qualify as such executor, & having your petitioner as a creditor and friend, and also having an estate of real and personal property, worth about the sum of one thousand dollars and therefore he prays the usual citation in such cases to issue an order that he may obtain permanent letters of Administration with the will annexed on Joseph Bishop's estate, and your petitioner will --? pray. this May 1st 1868 Stephen Malone At Chambers Campbell County of Ordinary May 1st 1868 The above petition of Stephen Malone that he may obtain letters of administration with the will annexed on the estate of Joseph Bishop Dec'd having been read and considered by me- order that the usual citation issue. R. C. Beavers Ordy. Joseph Bishop Probate Records Fulton County Georgia C7311 August the 7th 1868 George Smith Mr. Beavers you can correct my name to A. Trentham an it will be all rite. George Smith State of Georgia, ) County ) Know all Men by these Presents, That we, Absolem Trentham principal John Griffin Wm. Trentham Elijah Dodson George Smith + A. J. Bishop (this is Joseph's son Andrew) Securities are held and firmly bound unto the Ordinary for said County and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of Two Thousand Dollars: for the payment of which sum to the said Ordinary, and his successors, we find ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, in the whole, and for the whole sum, jointly and severaly, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this eight day of August eighteen hundred and sixty eight. The Condition of the above Obligation is such, that if the above bound Absolem Trentham Administrates with the Will annexed of the goods, chattels and credits of Joseph Bishop deceased, do make, or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular, the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to hands, possesion or knowledge of the said Absolem Trentham or unto the possesion of any other person for him ; and the same so made, do exibit to the Court of Ordinary for the said County at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the Ordinary, and the same goods, chattels and credits, do well and truly administer according to law, and make a just and true account of his actings and doings when by law required. And further, do well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in said will, as far as the said goods, chattels and credits will extend, or the law requires: then this obligation to be void, else remain in full force. Georgia: ) CAMPBELL COUNTY. ) Ordinary of said County: To Elijah Dodson M. J. Peacock Wm. Trentham Middleton W. Brown and Wm. Jennings J. P. These are to authorize you, or any three of you to appraise the goods and chattels of the late Joseph Bishop Dec'd. in dollars and cents, so far as the same shall be produced to you by A. Trentham the Admis. , with the will annexed of Joseph Bishop ( the said Admis. being bound to produce to you for appraisement all and singular goods and chattels of his Joseph Bishop which hath or shall come into his hands, possesion, and knowledge,) you having first taken an oath before some proper person, well and truly so to do; a certificate of which oath you are required to return, annexed to said appraisement ; and when the same appraisement is completed, you are required to make an inventory of all the property appraised, and the nature of the appraised aricles, signed by any three or more of you, and return the whole to Ordinary of said county within the time prescribed by law, together with this warrent. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my band and seal, this August 8th 1868 R. C. Beavers Ordy. Ordinary and Ex-Officio Clerk Inventory & appraisement of the estate of Joseph Bishop Dec'd. No1 100 acres of land No (97) valued at $500.00 2 100 acres of land No (97) valued at $500.00 3 100 acres of land No (96) valued at $300.00 4 one small mare valued at $50.00 5 one oxen valued at $30.00 6 one wagon valued at $20.00 7 two cows & calves & one yearling valued at $50.00 8 six head sheep valued at $12.00 9 seventeen head hogs valued at $25.00 10 three plow hoes & one weeding hoe & one ax $3.00 11 one ? & grubbing hoe 2 pair tree chains $2.00 12 one grind stone $2.00 13 one scyther cradle $4.00 $1498.00 14 set apart for the widow with the house hold & kitchen furniture amount $198.00 Certificate of Appraisement of the Estate of Joseph Bishop Dec'd filed in the office on the 19th day of August 1868 R.C. Beavers Recorded in Book G on page 618 R.C. Beavers Ordy. We do certify that far as was produced to us by the administration or as came to our knowledge the above contains a true appraisement of goods, chattels and credits of the Estate of Joseph Bishop Deceased to the best of our judgement and understanding. Given under our hands are official signatures this 18th day of August 1868. Merit J. Peacock ) Middleton W. Brown ) Appraisers Wm. Trentham ) I do hereby certify that the above appraisers were sworn to perform their duty according to law this 18th day of August 1868. William Jennings J. P. Georgia: ) CAMPBELL COUNTY. ) To the ordinary of said County: The petition of Absolam Trentham administrator with the will annexed of Joseph Bishop, showeth that he has fully discharged all the duties of such administrator; that he has paid all the debts of his trustees Joseph Bishop; he has turned over the residence in his hands to the lawful heir of Joseph Bishop; he therefore prays the usual citation may issue, requiring all persons interested to show cause, if any they can, why he should not be discharged from his administration, + while such citation is running, his proceeding as such administrator, may undergo a thorough revision by this court, or some competent person appointed by it. This December 24, 1875, Absolem Trentham Campbell court of ordinary January Seven 1875 The above petition being read and considered: order that the pray of petitionable granter and that the petition be granted on the minutes of court RC Beavers ordy Campbell Co Will Abstracts by Nancy Cornell: page12: Joseph Bishop signed 12-10-1860; probated 8-8-1868: wife Martha Caroline Bishop; sons Andrew Jackson Bishop; Newton Benjamin Bishop; daus: Elizabeth Clementine Bishop; Mariah Prudence Bishop Exec: William B. Tidwell-- Wit: Stephen Malone; Middleton W. Brown-LaGroon Redmond, Campbell County Researcher LaGroon forwarded your e-mail to me. I am the president of the Old Campbell County Historical Society and am glad to help you if I can. I assume you already have the will of Joseph Bishop, and, the marriage of Joseph to Martha Holland, 15 Feb. 1843. I searched the cemetery surveys the society has of the Campbell Co. area and did not find Newton Benjamin or his wife, Fannie. I also did not find Joseph or Martha Bishop. They may be in a family cemetery we have not found. I did find, in an old store ledger from Campbellton: Joseph Bishop purchased goods at the store on 6 Feb. 1854. I also found Joseph Bishop drew in the 1832 GA Land Lottery as a resident of Woodruff's District, Campbell Co. (Lot 206, Dist. 28, Sect. 3, Cherokee (later Walker Co.). He also drew in the 1832 GA Gold Land Lottery (40 acres lots) - Lot 1129, Dist. 11, Sect. 1. I checked the General Index to Estates and the only reference to Newton B. is as an heir of Joseph. If he died in Campbell, he did not have an estate. Since there were many Bishops in Fayette Co., I checked the cemetery book, "All Known Cemeteries in Fayette County, Georgia", but did not find the 4 mentioned above. I hope this is some help. Sorry I could not find more.-Nancy Cornell President of the Old Campbell County Historical Society More About JOSEPH BISHOP, SR.: Census: 1820, Hall County Georgia? Military service: War of 1812? Residence: 1825, Fayette County Georgia Will: August 08, 1868, probated Notes for MARTHA MEGGS: I have copies of 2 deeds between John T. Meggs, my ancestor and Joseph Bishop and his wife Patsey. The land in both cases was in Fayette County Georgia District 9, Lot 97. Some Meggs researchers figure that Patsey was the daughter of John T. Meggs. John also received 202 &1/2 acres of Land in 1842. This is recorded in Carroll County Georgia. -James E. Meggs More About MARTHA CAROLINE HOLLAND: Census: 1880, Haralson County Georgia Children of JOSEPH BISHOP and MARTHA MEGGS are: 2. i. JONES11 BISHOP, b. 1815, South Carolina or Georgia; d. Abt. 1889, Jonesboro, Craighead County Arkansas. 3. ii. REUBEN BISHOP, b. 1820, Georgia. 4. iii. MARTHA PATRICIA BISHOP, b. 1822, Georgia. 5. iv. JOHN BISHOP, b. 1825, Georgia. v. NANCY BISHOP, b. 1826, Georgia; m. WILSON STAPP, November 05, 1846, Fulton County Georgia. 6. vi. MARY BISHOP, b. 1827, Georgia. 7. vii. E. BISHOP, b. 1828, Georgia. 8. viii. REBECCA BISHOP, b. 1829, Campbell County Georgia. ix. LUCINDA CAROLINE BISHOP, b. 1832, Campbell County Georgia; m. JAMES WESLEY HUDGINS, July 10, 1851, Campbell County Georgia. x. MARGARET BISHOP, b. 1834, Campbell County Georgia. Children of JOSEPH BISHOP and MARTHA HOLLAND are: xi. ELIZABETH CLEMENTINE11 BISHOP, b. October 1843, Campbell County Georgia; m. ABSOLEM TRENTHAM; b. August 1843, Georgia. Notes for ABSOLEM TRENTHAM: Administrator of the Will of his father in law Joseph Bishop Sr. in Campbell County Georgia 1868. xii. JOSEPH BISHOP, JR., b. 1845, Campbell County Georgia; d. May 1860, Campbell County Georgia. More About JOSEPH BISHOP, JR.: Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever Medical Information: 1860 Georgia Mortality Index 9. xiii. ANDREW JACKSON BISHOP, b. January 02, 1847, Campbell County Georgia; d. January 29, 1917, Craighead County Arkansas. 10. xiv. NEWTON BENJAMIN BISHOP, b. 1848, Campbell County Georgia; d. Bef. 1900, Georgia or Arkansas. xv. MARIAH PRUDENCE BISHOP, b. Abt. 1851, Campbell County Georgia; m. UNKNOWN PHILLIP. Generation No. 2 2. JONES11 BISHOP (JOSEPH10, JOHN9, GEORGE8, HENRY7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, SIR KNIGHT WILLIAM3 BISCHOP, THE ELDER, SIR KNIGHT JAMES2, SIR KNIGHT JAMES1) was born 1815 in South Carolina or Georgia, and died Abt. 1889 in Jonesboro, Craighead County Arkansas. He married MARGARET ANN HOLLAND in Georgia. She was born February 14, 1816 in Georgia or Alabama, and died 1899 in Jonesboro, Craighead County Arkansas. Notes for JONES BISHOP: Moved to Craighead County Arkansas from Hempstead County Arkansas in 1861. Information on family found in Goodspeed's Historical and Biographical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, published 1889. Census-1840-1850 Campbell Co. Georgia-----1860 Hempstead Co. Arkansas--------1870 Craighead Co. Arkansas. 1850 Campbell County Georgia Census 358 1 Bishop Jones 36 M Farmer 500 Georgia September 14 428B 13 358 2 Bishop Margaret 34 F Georgia September 14 428B 14 358 3 Bishop Martha 12 F Georgia September 14 428B 15 358 4 Bishop Rebecca 12 F Georgia September 14 428B 16 358 5 Bishop Sarah M. 10 F Georgia September 14 428B 17 358 6 Bishop Mary E. 9 F Georgia September 14 428B 18 358 7 Bishop Nancy 7 F Georgia September 14 428B 19 358 8 Bishop Joseph 5 M Georgia September 14 428B 20 358 9 Bishop William M. 3 M Georgia September 14 428B 21 Bishop, JONES State: Arkansas Year: 1860 County: Hempstead County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: Mine Creek Township Page: 892 Bishop, JONES State: Arkansas Year: 1870 County: Craighead County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: Jonesboro Twp Page: 142 Database: Arkansas 1870 Federal Census Index 1870 Craighead County Arkansas, Jonesboro Township Census 283/298 Bishop, Jones 55 MW South Carolina 400/688 Farmer Margaret 54 FW Georgia Keeping house Lavina E. 17 FW Georgia Keeping house Hamilton, Jane 22 FW Arkansas At home James 11 MW Arkansas Work on farm More About JONES BISHOP: Census: 1850, Campbell County Georgia Pg. 428 Fm. 358/358 Marriage Notes for JONES BISHOP and MARGARET HOLLAND: Children of JONES BISHOP and MARGARET HOLLAND are: i. SARAH ANN12 BISHOP, b. Georgia; m. J. M. STOTTS; b. December 28, 1842, Craighead County Arkansas. Notes for J. M. STOTTS: Craighead County Arkansas Biographies from The Goodspeed Publishing County 1889. J. M. Stotts, postmaster of Dee, and a farmer of Greenfield Township, is a native of Craighead County born December 28, 1842. His parents, Andrew J. and Mary Ann (Crowder) Stotts, were among the first settlers of Craighead County coming from Tennessee, their native State, in 1836. The father died in 1852, the mother five or six years later. These parents had nine children, five living and residents of this county: William, married to Caroline Pierce; Martha, wife of Abner Patterson; A. J. Stotts, married to Mila Ann Rickles; Thomas, married to Lena Freeman, and J. M. Stotts, the subject of this sketch. Mr. Stotts was reared in this County and received a fair common-school education, the war breaking out when he was yet a boy. When about seventeen years of age he entered the Confederate army, Thirteenth Arkansas Infantry, and served two years. On Christmas day, 1865, he was united in marriage with Sarah Ann Bishop, a daughter of Jones and Margaret (Holland) Bishop, both of whom are natives of Georgia, and came to Arkansas in the spring of 1861. The father is deceased, but the mother is still living, and is about fifty years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Stotts were born nine children, four of whom are deceased: Abraham, Hiram, Andy J. and Mary Ann. The living are William Levi, James Warner, Sarah Ann. Marietta and Hattie. Since his marriage Mr. Stotts has been engaged in farming, and now owns a well-improved farm of fifty acres, mostly under cultivation. He was for four years a merchant of Dee, and in November, 1882, was appointed postmaster, which office he has since held. He is a member of Harrisburg Lodge No. 77, I. O. O. F., and both he and his wife are members of the Christian Valley Church. ii. MARTHA BISHOP, b. October 19, 1837, Campbell County Georgia; d. September 25, 1905, Craighead County Arkansas; m. PLEASANT W. KIRKSEY, September 28, 1856, Campbell County Georgia; b. January 06, 1837, Butts County Georgia; d. December 18, 1898, Craighead County Arkansas. More About MARTHA BISHOP: Census: 1900, Craighead County Arkansas, living with son John. Medical Information: Possible twin to sister Rebecca. More About PLEASANT W. KIRKSEY: Military service: March 1862, Coporal, Company I, 30th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA created in Jonesboro, Arkansas 1862. iii. REBECCA JANE BISHOP, b. 1838, Campbell County Georgia; d. Abt. 1879, Craighead County Arkansas; m. (1) JOSHUA T. YARBROUGH, October 27, 1853, Campbell County Georgia; b. Abt. 1837, Campbell County Georgia; m. (2) JOHN P. DODSON, Abt. 1866; b. Abt. 1806, Georgia; d. 1870, Craighead County Arkansas; m. (3) WILLIAM D. CAROUTHERS, Abt. 1871, Craighead County Arkansas; b. 1815, Georgia. Notes for REBECCA JANE BISHOP: 1870 Craighead County Arkansas, Jonesboro Township This is James Jones Bishop daughter Rebecca Bishop either widowed or divorced /299 DODSON, Rebecca 33 FW GA Keeping house John G. 15 MW GA Work on farm Jones 12 MW AR Work on farm Margaret E. 2 FW AR More About REBECCA JANE BISHOP: Census: 1870, Craighead County Arkansas Pg. 141 Fm. 283/299 Medical Information: Possible Twin Sister to Martha Residence: Aft. 1860, Craighead County Arkansas More About JOSHUA T. YARBROUGH: Cause of Death: Killed in Civil War Residence: Aft. 1854, Hempstead County Arkansas Notes for JOHN P. DODSON: iv. MARY E. BISHOP, b. 1841, Campbell County Georgia; d. Aft. 1889; m. WILLIAM D. KIRKSEY, Bet. November 07 - 18, 1857, Campbell County Georgia; b. February 02, 1832, Monroe County Georgia; d. Aft. 1904, Craighead County Arkansas. Notes for WILLIAM D. KIRKSEY: Information from "Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs" states that William spent childhood on family farm. At age 20 went into the saw-mill and lumber business for about 20 years. He spent 4 years in a machine shop in Atlanta. In latter part of 1871 he came to Craighead Co. and purchased 300 acres of land, 75 acres under cultivation. Facts about this person: Political Democrat History of Craighead County Arkansas SOURCE: The Goodspeed Publishing County 1889. W. D. Kirksey, a prominent agriculturist of Jonesboro Township, is a native of Georgia, born in Monroe County twenty-five miles above Macon, February 2, 1832. He is the son of William and Martha (White) Kirksey, the former a native of Abbeville District, S. C., the latter of Virginia. The father moved to Georgia, when twenty years of age, and in the fall of 1871, when eighty years of age, he came to Craighead County Ark., with his son W. D. The mother went from Virginia to Georgia, when yet a child and died in this county in 1878, aged seventy-six or seventy-seven years. They were the parents of nine children, five of whom are living, four being residents of this county. W. D. Kirksey spent his childhood on the farm, and when twenty years of age, went into the saw-mill and lumber business, at which he was engaged for twenty years. He also spent four years in a machine shop in Atlanta. He came to Craighead County in the latter part of 1871, and purchased 300 acres of land, which with seventy-five under cultivation make a good farm. In November, 1857, he married Mary E. Bishop, a native of Georgia, and daughter of Jones and Margaret (Holland) Bishop. Mr. Bishop is dead, and his widow resides in this township with her eldest son, Joe. Ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Kirksey, eight of whom are now living, viz.: Mary Jane (wife of John Stidman), W. J. (married Ella Sillman). Sarah Ann (wife of Thomas Barker), Emma Lee (wife of Willis Ironton), Andrew J., Alice, Ella and Lewis R. Mr. Kirksey is a Democrat in politics, and is active in the promotion of educational interests. He and his wife and most of their children are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and contribute liberally to the upbuilding of all charitable and praiseworthy enterprises. More About WILLIAM D. KIRKSEY: Occupation: Engineer, sawmill lumber station, agriculture Religion: Missionary Baptist v. NANCY BISHOP, b. 1843, Campbell County Georgia. vi. JOSEPH M. BISHOP, b. 1846, Campbell County Georgia; d. 1919, Craighead County Arkansas; m. (1) JANE A. (BISHOP); m. (2) JULIA A. (BISHOP), Abt. 1870; b. Abt. 1847, Tennessee. Notes for JOSEPH M. BISHOP: 1870 Craighead County Arkansas, Jonesboro Township, Census 282/297 Bishop, Joseph M. 23 MW Georgia 300/218 Farmer Julia A. 21 FW Tennessee Keeping house More About JOSEPH M. BISHOP: Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Craighead County Arkansas Census: 1870, Craighead County Arkansas Pg. 141 Fm. 282/297 vii. WILLIAM PARKER BISHOP, b. June 09, 1849, Campbell County Georgia; d. July 25, 1911, Craighead County Arkansas; m. (1) LUCY E. (BISHOP), Abt. 1867, Georgia; b. Abt. 1848, Tennessee; m. (2) ADDIE HAMMEL, Abt. 1872; b. 1849, Alabama; d. April 22, 1900, Craighead County Arkansas; m. (3) RACHEL AMELIA MEGGS, Abt. 1901; b. April 24, 1871, Tennessee; d. February 22, 1934. Notes for WILLIAM PARKER BISHOP: Married 3 times, 18 children spread among the 3 wives. Leonard Callaway was from 2nd marriage, Ada Hammel. 1870 Craighead County Arkansas, Jonesboro Township, Census 281/296 Bishop, William 21 MW Georgia 300/239 Farmer Lucy E. 22 FW Tennessee Keeping house More About WILLIAM PARKER BISHOP: Burial: July 1911, Bishop Cemetery, Craighead County Arkansas Census: 1870, Craighead County Arkansas Pg.141 Fm. 281/296 Occupation: 1900, Farmer per Census More About ADDIE HAMMEL: Burial: April 1900, Bishop Cemetery, Craighead County Arkansas viii. LAVINA E. BISHOP, b. 1853, Campbell County Georgia. 3. REUBEN11 BISHOP (JOSEPH10, JOHN9, GEORGE8, HENRY7, JOHN6, J Bishop, Joseph (I1083)
 
211 Image Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 30, Floyd, Georgia; Roll: M432_69; Page: 116; Image: 235.

Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: .

Suzan C Henderson May 8 1845 Floyd Co ga

Parents of Martella Lumpkin were Homer P. Lumpkin and Ira Ellen Buttram. Parents marr 17 Feb 1876 Cleburne Co Al.
Homer was the son of Pittman Lumpkin and Susan C. Henderson and Ira Ellen was dau of Harmon Buttram. Do you have the children of Martella?? Jeanette

1880 cleburne pine thicket
lumkin
 
Lumpkin, Homer Pittman (I1729)
 
212 In 1790 Census, Camden District, Clarendon Co., SC, Reuben Nichols was listed as head-of household with only one male 16/up. That would make him about 20 years old, born about 1770.

In 1830 Census, Perry Co., MS, he was listed as head-of-household with one male 10/20 and one male 60/over. This would be Reuben and probably his son, William H.Nichols. By this time his wife had probably died and the other children had already left the nest.

In 1840 Census, Lawrence Co., MS, Reuben was listed as head-of-household with the following:

1 male 70/80 prob. Reuben b. 1770
1 male u/5 prob. Jasper b. 1834
1 male 80/90 may be Reubin's Father
1 female 30/40 prob. Sabra b. abt 1810
2 females u/5 prob. Assena b, 1835, Elsaba b, 1838
1 female 5/10 prob, Isabel b. 1832

So, by this time, we see that Reuben has married again and started another family.

22 Aug 1846 LW&T I Reuben Nichols of the County of Lawrence and State of Mississippi being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and from following to wit-

First I give my soul to God who give it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the descreation of my surviving friends and relatives and executor or executors herein after named.

Second I give unto my well beloved wife Sabra the following tract of land to wit the NE quarter of the NW quarter of section 18 township 8 of range 19 W. Also my stock of

cattle, hogs, and horses (not otherwise herein bequeathed) also all household and kitchen furniture and farming tools of every description whatever during her natural life and at her death to be given to my four youngest children to wit Isabel Ann, Jasper, Assensa and Elseba Nichols as she may think proper.

Third I give to my son Jasper Nichols one sorrele Filley -

Fourthly I will that after my death, all my Negroes be sold and after paying all my just and lawful debts, I give my beloved wife out of the neat proceeds thereof the sum of Two hundred Dollars, and my four youngest children, above named the sum of One hundred Dollars each, for their support and education.

Fifth I give unto my beloved daughter Harriett Loper, the sum of Fifty Dollars, also I give my daughter Jane the sum of Five Dollars

Sixth I give unto the hiers of my son Reuben B. Nichols the sum of Five Dollars. I also give my son Joel Nichols the sum of Five Dollars.

Seventh I give unto my beloved son James the sum of Thirty Dollars.

Eighth I will that the balance of money arising from the sale of my Negroes shall be equally divided between my beloved son and daughter, William H. Nichols and Sarah Loper wife of Edward T (or J. ) Loper.

Ninethly and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son William H. Nichols and my son-in-law Edward Loper) executors to this my last will and testament, hereby rev(oking) all others at any time made by me.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set (my) hand and seal this 22nd day of August in the year of (our) Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.
Reuben (X) Nichols
Signed sealed and his acknowledged in the pressense of us. WM. T. Hargraves, F. J. Ross, Joseph Evans

In 1850 Census, Lawrence Co., MS, Sabra Nichols is listed as head-of-house- hold, born in MD. with three children. Isabel 18(1832), Jasper 16(1834, Elsaba 12(1838). By this time, Assena about 15( 1835) had left the nest.

Reuben made a will 22 Aug 1846, Lawrence Co., MS. It was filed 24 May 1847. Executors were son, William H., Nichols and son-in-law, Edward S. Loper. In this will, Reuben named his wife, Sabra, and the above mentioned children.
 
Nichols, Reuben (I1794)
 
213 In 1819 he bought land from John Boon on the Almanance adjoining Elias Albright and a witness was Henry Ritch. In 1833 he is recorded selling 5 town lots in Greensboro (Guilford Co) In 1833 he bought land in Haywood Co., Tennessee while still living in North Carolina, and sold land in Orange Co located on the Almanance. About 1840 he was on his way to Tennessee as his daughter said that they moved when she was 13. Haywood Co., Tennessee tax records: 1854-339 acres, 1855-220acres, 1856-50acres In 1854 Issac made a deed gift to daughter Polly and husband James R Williams. In 1855 Issac made a deed gift to daughter Martha and husband William Hankins Albright, Issac (I1545)
 
214 In addition on Stony Creek, they owened a store and tavern in Milton. Thier children were Mary, John Franklin, Jeremiah, Martha, and Alexander. Her husband Jeremiah died in Petersburg, Virginia in 1821. Kerr, Polly Mary (I2495)
 
215 In addition to the diary by Mary Stephens (see father; Edward), there is a letter from a Maude Johnson in 1970 marked as reference 58 in Bill Wortham's records that supports this tie. Wortham, Thomas (I856)
 
216 In December of 1781 his daughter (Susannah Brooks) resigned her adminisration of estate of her husband (Christopher Brooks) to him. In March 1782---"John Graves came into court and made oath that in year 1780, Henry Williams gave to Thomas Slade, Jr. (the said Williams' son-in-law) one negro named Milla." On June 1, 1765, Caswell Deed Book A,page 227---Henry Williams buys negro, Gilbert, from Benjamin Riden of Bedford County, Virginia. Henry Williams is described as being from Mecklenburg County[Va?) Henry Williams was the administrator of the estate of his brother, Col. James Williams, who died Oct 8, 1780 from wounds suffered at the battle of King's Mountain, SC.--Will Book A, page 132. Very large land owner in Caswell Co. In his will, he identifies 1333 acres which he devised to his 4 named sons, plus he gives son Henry unspecified sized tract, plus he says that the remainder of his land is to be split equally amoung his 4 sons. He was a Colonel in the Caswell militia during the Rev War. Will of Henry Williams recorded in Caswell Co NC; WB B, p.92 In the Name of God Amen, I Henry Williams of the County of Caswell & the State of North Carolina being in perfect health thanks be to Almighty God for his _____ but taking into consideration the shortness and uncertainty of this transitory life & that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say, First and principally I commend my soul unto Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious death and merits of my Savior and Redeemer Christ Jesus -- Item, my desire first and last is that all my lawful debts be paid off -- Item, I give and bequeath to my ELDEST SON DANIEL WILLIAMS three hundred and forty acres of land, taken off the North side of the Tract of land I purchased from John Henslee by an East and West Line, and one Negro boy named Jacob and one Negro girl named Amy one feather bed and furniture, one gray horse, two cows and calves, & two Ewes and lambs and other household furniture Equal with Nancy Rice to him and his heirs forever -- Item, I give and bequeath to my SON JOSEPH WILLIAMS the other three hundred acres of land that I purchased of Henslee and also two hundred and sixteen acres adjacent thereto lying on the waters of Toms Creek and one Negro boy named James, One Negro girl named Dinah, one horse and saddle to the value of twenty pounds one feather bed & furniture two cows and calves, two Ewes and lambs and other house furniture Equal with Nancy Rice to him and his heirs forever -- Item, I give and bequeath to my SON NATHAN WILLIAMS a tract of land I purchased of Thomas Hart containing three hundred and fifty acres, one Negro boy named Tom and one Negro girl named Phoebe, one horse and saddle to the value of twenty pounds one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves, two Ewes and lambs and other household furniture equal with Nancy Rice, to him and his heirs forever -- Item I give and bequeath to my SON HENRY WILLIAMS the tract of land whereon I now live called McKevis old tract at my wifes death or Intermarriage and also one hundred & twenty seven acres of land lying between where I now live and the land purchased from John Henslee, One Negro girl named Charlotte and one hundred pounds to purchase him a Negro fellow, one horse and saddle to the value of twenty pounds, one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves two Ewes and lambs and other household furniture Equal with Nancy Rice to him and his heirs forever -- I also give the remainder of my land lying on the waters of Country Line Creek to be equally divided between my FOUR SONS to support their other land with timber --Item, I give and bequeath to my DAUGHTER NANCY RICE one mare and saddle one feather bed and furniture two cows and calves two Ewes and lambs, half dozen pewter plates, two pewter basins - one pewter dish one iron pot, one iron skillet to her and her heirs forever, I also lend to my daughter Nancy Rice one Negro woman named Rachael and one Negro boy named Bob during her natural life and at her death they and their increase to be equally divided among the heirs of her body Lawfully begotten in wedlock -- Item. I given and bequeath to my DAUGHTER ELIZABETH WILLIAMS one mare named Bounce a woman's saddle, one feather bed and furniture two cows and calves two Ewes and lambs and other household furniture equal with Nancy Rice to her and her heirs forever. I also lend to my Elizabeth one Negro man named Sampson & fifty pounds during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided among the heirs of her body lawfully begotten in wedlock. Item, I give and bequeath to my DAUGHTER SUSANNAH RICE one bed and furniture, one mare & saddle, half dozen pewter plates, two pewter basins, one pewter dish one iron pot one iron skillet all which she has already received, and also two cows and calves two ewes and lambs to her and her heirs forever. I also lend to my daughter Susannah Rice one Negro girl named Rose and one Negro boy named Simon and twenty pounds during her natural life and at her death to be Equally divided and their increase among the heirs of her body lawfully begotten in Wedlock -- Item, I given and bequeath to my DAUGHTER URSLEY [Ursula] DUKE PEOPLES one feather bed and furniture one women's saddle half dozen pewter plates two pewter basins one pewter dish, one iron skillet all which she has already received. I likewise give her a mare colt that came out of Bounce & one iron pot two cows and calves two Ewes and lambs to her and her heirs forever, I also lend to my Daughter Ursley Duke Peoples one Negro boy named Peter and one Negro girl named Jean during her natural life and at her death they and their increase to be equally divided among the heirs of her body lawfully begotten in wedlock. Item I give and bequeath to my DAUGHTER SALLY BROOKES one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever. I also lend to my Daughter Sally Brookes one Negro woman named Hannah and her child named Diza and a horse colt that came out of my Bounce mare and two cows during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided among the heirs of her body lawfully begotten in wedlock -- Item I give and bequeath to my DAUGHTER JANE WILLIAMS one horse and saddle to the value of twenty pounds one feather bed and furniture two cows and calves, to Ewes and lambs, and other household furniture equal with Nancy Rice - I also lend my Daughter Jane Williams one Negro man named Will and one Negro girl named Ester during her natural life, and at her death they and their increase to be equally divided among the heirs of her body lawfully begotten in Wedlock. Item, I lend to my beloved WIFE ELIZABETH WILLIAMS my Mannos plantation and all my slaves that is not mentioned in my former legacies and four work horses and all the remaining part of my stock of cattle, hogs and sheep and two beds and furniture and the remaining part kitchen furniture during her widowhood to maintain school the children upon -- But if she should intermarry I appoint that all my estate be taken out of her hands except five Negroes, To witt, Frank, Sall, Tammy, Sarah, and little Hannah, one feather bed and furniture which I lend her during her natural life and at her Decease to be equally divided between my sons and daughters and their heirs and my GRAND-DAUGHTER MARY SLADE and all the rest of my estate be it of what kind or quality so ever I appoint that it be sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided among my sons and daughters and also my grand-daughter Mary Slade or their heirs -- I also appoint that if my daughter Elizabeth should live longer than her mothers widowhood that at her intermarriage my daughter Elizabeth and her estate, I leave to be conducted by my SON-IN-LAW WILLIAM RICE and her Negro I leave to be equally divided with the other part of my estate that is divided -- Lastly I appoint my wife and my son-in-law William Rice and my son Daniel Williams at the arrival of twenty one years of age, whole and sole executors and executrix of this my last will and testament to be performed, in witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day April One thousand seven hundred and eighty five. Signed sealed published and declared in presence of Henry Williams John Henslee William Brown Thomas Rice This will was duly proven in open court by the oath of John Hembree and William Brown and ordered to be recorded. A.Murphy [Proved Jan 1786 according to another researcher.) NC land grant to Henry Williams. 620 acres Indian Fork of Little Island, Granville Co., Oct 1783, and 135 acres at Fork of Little Island at Barnett's line, Granville Co Oct. 1783. [NC Land Grants: Bk 50, p.307-8] TN Land Entries #3985 25 Nov 1783 Warrant 308 to James Bryant heir of Ambrose Bryant deceased. 640 acres delivered to Henry Williams; grant to Wm Holderness #3986 25 Nov 1783 Warrant 309 to John Emery. 640 acres delived to Henry Williams. Grant to Wm Holderness #3988 25 Nov 1783 Warrant 310 to Sgt James Summers, 857 acres delivered to Henry Williams. Grant to James Summers. [Summers sold this grant to William Holderness; see his notes.] #3988 25 Nov 1783 Warrant 311. Sgt. Andrew Haddock, 429 acres delivered to Henry William. Grant to Thomas Brooks. #3989 25 Nov 1783 Warrant 312 William Brooks, heir of Sgt. George Brooks, 1,000 acres delivered to Henry Williams. Grant to Christopher William Brooks. [Vol 3, p.336] [I don't know why these grants were all delived to Henry Williams.] Caswell Co NC Deed to Alexander Kerr 7 Jul 1784. Henry Williams and Elizabeth his wife. 177a adjacent Williams & Kerr, George Barker. Left will dated 20 Apr 1785. Names wife and children, one granddaughter.. Sally is named as Sally Brookes. Several deeds in Caswell DB P, p.326-327, 335-336 indicate that Henry Williams had warrant #1759 for western lands in Tennessee, 1580 acres on the west fork of Tombigby or Indian Crk adj David Craig. On 8 Nov 1808, the heirs of John Rice late of Tennessee sold their right of 500 acres for $500 to Nathan Williams. Solomon Debow was agent for the heirs and stated John Rice had a contract with Williams for 500 acres. The other deeds dated earlier, 12 Mar 1804, were from the siblings of Nathan, relinquishing their rights in this warrant as heirs of their father Henry Williams. April Court 1816: A short Inventory of Estate of Henry Williams, dec'd, following an Inventory of the Estate of the widow, Elizabeth Williams. Nathan Williams, Administrator, 7 Apr 1816. There is an accounting of the Sale of the estate of Elizabeth Williams, dec'd, held 12 Jan 1816. The Sale Bill for Henry Williams included about 20 slaves. [Will Book G, p.193] Heirs-at-law of Henry Williams, all of Caswell, are given in the Jennings book, but there must have been others. Wm H. Rice in right of his former wife Susanna. William Rice in right of his former wife Nancy, dec'd. Charles Brooks in right of wife Sally. Elizabeth, Joseph and Henry, daughter & sons of Henry. Williams. Williams, Col Henry (I1411)
 
217 In MEADOWS/BURKES/BANKS CEMETERY: 4- MEADOWS, S. W. - h/o Callie Turner Meadows, 30 Aug 1864 - 30 Jan 1935 5- MEADOWS, CALLIE TURNER - 10 Sept 1866 - 29 Feb 1928 6- (MEADOWS, c/o Walter & Callie Meadows) no information 7- same as #6 8- same as #6 Turner, Amanda Carolina (I716)
 
218 In Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, I find: ROW 1-A 12 - TURNER, Alice L. - 20 Oct 1870 - 8 May 1943 13 - TURNER, J. W. - 10 Jan 1858 - 9 May 1940 16 - TURNER, Judia R. - 8 Dec 1821 - 21 Nov 1903 17 - TURNER, James M. - 8 Dec 1873 - 28 Apr 1897 Turner, James Madison (I279)
 
219 In October 1785 his new step-father (William H Rice) became his guardian. Brooks, Christopher William Sr (I800)
 
220 In the Name of god Amen, I John Nicholls of The State of North Carolina Biertie County being now in perfect Health of body and of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto god, Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, I do make and ordain This my last will and Testament, That is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty god That gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Decent Christian Burial, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing Doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god. And as touching Such worldly Estate where with it has pleased god to bless me in this life - I give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following maner and Form, First I give and bequeath unto my beloved nece Elizabeth Nicholls Daughter of osborn Nicholls all my Lands Houses and timber there on - one Negroe woman Called moll - one Negroe girl Called pallis and one negroe boy Called Ishmel, and all There Increase to Her her heirs and assigns for Ever. I likewise give unto Elizth Nicholls one beurow and all thats in it at my death and one small Dish to her her heirs and assigns for Ever, but in Case my nease Elizth should Die without Lawfull Issue of her body then in that case I give and bequeath unto my bloved Brother osborn Nicholls one Negroe man Called Joseph, one Negroe man Called Allen and one half of all of my moveble Estat to him his heirs and assigns for Ever Except what I have gave away. Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother Bennajah Nicholls one large bible and a fourth part of my mouvebles part of my Estate Except what I have give away to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. Item, I give and bequeath unto my sister Fanny Ashburn Two small Trunks and a forth part of my mouveble Estate Except what I give away before to her, her heirs and assigns for Ever. Item, I give and bequeath to my Cousin Jehu Nicholls, one Negroe boy Called bill to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. And I do request my Executors to sel as much of my Estate as soon after my Death as possible and pay all my Just Debts - and I Do here by appoint Jehu Nicholls Frederick Lawrence and John Webb, Executors of This my last will revoking and Disanulling all other wills before by me made rattifying & Confirming This and none other to be my last will and testament. Signed sealed published pronounced and Delivered to be my last Will and Testament. In presence of us This 15th Day of April 1799. John Nicholls (seal) Test - Grisel Nicholls Henry Nicholls Nicholls, John (I2487)
 
221 In the Name of God Amen. I John Nicholls of the County of Bertie & State of North Carolina Brick-Layer, Being weak in body though of perfect mind & memory, do Constitute, and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament, First, I give and Bequeath my Soul to Almight God who gave it Beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it thro' the Mirits of my Redeemer Jesus Christ, and my Body to the Earth to be Buryed in a Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors here after Named, And as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I will and positively Dispose of in the following manner. First of all I will that as soon as may be all my Debts be paid. Item I give and Bequeath to my son Jehu Nichols part of a certain parcel or tract of Land that I formerly bought of James Ryan bounded aas follows, on the East side by Cashoak road, on the South side by George Ryan's Land, on the West side by William Fleetwoods Land, and on the North side by a parcel of Land I bought of Thomas Ashburn Dec'd, whereon I now live. Containing about Eighty Acres be the same more or less to him his heirs, & Assigns forever. Item I give and Bequeath to my Son George Nichols the other part of the above said tract of Land that I bought of James Ryan Dec'd, Lying on the other that is the East side of Cashoak road, bounded as follows, on the west side by Cashoak road, and on the other sides by George Ryan's Dec'd & Ashley's Land as by the Dec'd for said Land doth Appear, to him his heirs, and Assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Nicholls a Certain parcel of Land I bought of Thomas Ashburn Dec'd whereon I now live Containing one hundred Acres bounded by the courses of the Dec'd for said Land, to him his heirs and Assigns forever. Only let it be remembered that it is my desire that my Daughters that now live with me shall have the use the plantation whereon I now live to make Cotton, flax & (If they see cause to live together on it) and shall not be interrupted. And all the rest and & remaining part of my Estate I give to be Equally Divided among my four Single Daughters (to wit) Isabella, Grissel, Anne, and Peggy Nicholls's to them at their Disposal. And Lastly I Constitute, Ordain, & Appoint, My Loving Son Jehu Nicholls & my Friend William Parrott Hardy, Executors. of this my last Will and Testament Utterly Revoking & Disannuling all former Will or wills, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal This 6th day of December in the Year of our Lord 1790. John Nicholls (his mark) (seal) Signed seald Declar'd and pronounced in the presence of us - [Britin] Knight [Reuben] John [illegible] Winifred White Nicholls, John (I2486)
 
222 In the name of god, Amen, I, John Threadgill of the County of Brunswick and Parish of St. Andrew, being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory thanks to Almighty God, and calling to rememberance the frailty of human life have made this my last will and testament following. I give, Imprimis, after my just debts are fully paid, bequeath to my loving wife Anabel, all my stock of cattle and my grey mare, and all my hogs, also fifteen head of sheep, one feather bed and furniture during her widowhood, also my plantation during her lifetime. Item, I give and bequeath to my sons William Threadgill and John Threadgill and their heirs forever, my land to be equally divided between them beginning at a dead poplar within the plantation about thirty yards from the river upon their paying seventy-four pounds current money to be equally divided between Thomas Threadgill, Randolph Threadgill, and George Threadgill. My will and desire is that my son William Threadgill shall have the lowest part of the land. Item, my will and desire is that my son Thomas Threadgill should have the first colt that the grey mare brings. Item, I give my sorrel mare to my son George Threadgill. Item, I give to my son Randolph Threadgill my grey mare at the death of my wife or upon her marriage. Item, I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Stone, two sheep. Item, my will and desire is that all the residue of my estate not mentioned, after debts being paid, I lend to my loving wife during her life or widowhood, and then all left her to be equally divided between my five sons William Threadgill, John Threadgill, Thomas Threadgill, Randolph Threadgill and George Threadgill. Lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my trusted and well beloved wife, my son William Threadgill, and my son John Threadgill, to be my Executors to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills by me make and declaring this to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Sixteenth day of September 1771. /s/ John (his mark) Threadgill (Seal) Signed, sealed, published before us: William Gee William Watson George Steagall At a court held for Brunswick County the 27th day of July 1772, this will was presented in court by William Threadgill, one of the Executors herein named who made statement thereto according to law, and the same being proved by the presence of William Gee, William Watson and George Steagall, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of the said Executor who together with John Threadgill and George Twitty, his securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five hundred pounds with condition as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for a probate thereof in due form and liberty is granted the other Executor (John Threadgill) herein named to qualify as they shall think fit. ( signature not legible ) Contact: Jerry Threadgill Threadgill, John T (I766)
 
223 In the year 1753 or 1754 John Graves, his wife and 4 children, moved from Spotslyvania Co., Va., to that sparsley settled area of Orange Co., NC., which in 1777 became Caswell Co. His sister Elenor, husband Thomas Kimbrough and family, moved there about the same time. John Graves was born about 1715. He was the eldest son and heir-at-law of Thomas and Anne Graves, who died in 1768 and 1782 respectively, in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., Va. Settlement of the estate of Thomas Graves legatees: Sons John, Thomas, Rice, David, Richard, Soloman, William, Robert; Mary Campbell; Sons-in law Thomas Kimbrough, Col. William Pettus, William Lea, Thomas Pulliam,, John Spencer. Land was acquired by John Graves in Orange Co., NC.: 630 acres by deed from Hugh Dobbin; early grants of 21 acres on Ready Fork, 394 acres on County Line Creek, and 457 acres on County Line. Later Grants in Caswell Co. were made to him. Mrs Chales Iverson Graves, whose husband was a great-grandson of John Graves, stated that John Graves' "home was on the eminence quite near the public road leading from Greensboro to Milton, NC." Name of the first wife of John Graves is not known. His oldest children were Thomas, d. before 1800; James, d. unmarried by January 1790; Ann married Barlett Yancey, Sr.; and John Herndon Graves. After John Graves Married Isabella Lea, they had the following children: Mary, m. John Kerr; Barzailli; Soloman, Azariah; and Isabelle who m. Thomas Slade. This Differentiation as to the mothers of the children is based on the painstaking study by Dr. John Goodwin Herndon, which provides inferential but conclusive proof that Isabella Lea, who married John Graves Sr., was not old enough to have been the mother of his older children. She was born after 1737 as the birth of her eldest sister, Nancy, was 1737. Isabella Lea would have been only 8 or 9 years older than John Herndon Graves, her stepson, who was born in 1746. Isabella Lea was the Daughter of James and Ann (Herndon) Lea. John Graves Sr. has been confused with John Herndon Graves as being the representative in the House of Commons in the NC State Assembly, 1788-1791-1792, and a member of the state conventions to consider the Federal Constitution in 1788 and 1789 as a representative from Caswell Co. That John Graves Sr. was infirm in 1790 can be dedused from the fact that he did not appear in the Caswell Co. Court in Jan 1790 when the will of his son James Graves was "proved in Open Court by the Oath of arzillia Graves, a subscribing witness, also Asarias Graves esquire made Oath that the believed that John Graves Sen. was concurring evidence to said Will at the time of Executing the same." Also, John Graves Sr. was dead by Jan of 1792. Exact date of John Graves Sr. death is not known, however, Administration Bond was filed with Caswell Co. Court Jan. 18, 1792, Appointing Azariah Graves and Soloman Graves as executors of thair fathers estate. The May 30, 1892 Court "Ordered that Administration of the Estate of John Graves, Dec., be granted to John & Thamoas Graves jointly with their brothers Soloman & Azariah Graves, who qualified accordingly." Inventory of personal estate of John Graves appears in Caswell Co., NC Rec. Will B, Pg 459, and states: "This may certify that the above mention part of said estate has been divided agreeable to all our satisfactions." Legatees were: Isabell Graves, Azariah, Thomas and Barzillzi Graves, John Kerr, Ann Yancey, John Graves, Thomas Slade, and Solomon Graves. That John Graves was of strong character and leadership is reflected in his sons. they were prominent in their communities and state. Daughters married men who also had an important part in the history of North Carolina. The ancestry of John Graves, Sr. our subject, can be traced to Capt. Thomas Graves, who came from England with the Second Supply in 1608, to Jamestown, Virginia. He was one of the charter members and stockholders of the Virginia Company of London, formed to make the first English settlement in North America. He was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1619, the first Legislative assembly in the Colony. Graves, Capt. John (I1940)
 
224 Individual: Trefoe, Mikel County/State: Mississippi Terr., MS Page #: 17? Year: 1802 Census type code: Petition List Trefoe, Michael (I3121)
 
225 Isabella ( Ibby ) Graves (1733) was born 18 (or 16) March 1788 in Yanceyville, NC, died 26 Dec. 1861 in Caswell Co., NC, and was buried at Kerr Chapel, NC. She married Hosea McNeill (or McNeil or McNeal), son of John McNeill and Auness Lea, on 18 March 1807 in Caswell Co., NC. He was born in June 1785 in Person Co., NC, was baptized in the Baptist Church, died 8 Aug. 1857 in Caswell Co., NC, and was buried in Jonesville, NC. (R-254) Children - McNeill 3425. Ursula Graves McNeill, m. ------ McCall. 3426. Frances Annis McNeill, b. 1 Aug. 1813, m. ------ Kerr, d. 5 Sept. 1864. 3427. Mary (or Margaret) Irene McNeill, m. ------ Moore. +3428. Mary Elizabeth McNeill, b. 28 Oct. 1822, m. William Jackson Moore, 22 Dec. 1840, d. 13 June 1895. 3429. Susan Emily McNeill, b. 1828, m. ------ Williams. Graves, Isabella (I2517)
 
226 Issac Sherman Kimberly is the Patriarch of the Southern Kimberly Family. Isaac Sherman Kimberly (1793-1848) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Hames (1804-Feb 4, 1891) were married on July 3, 1823, at Union, SC, and had 18 children. Yes, eighteen! They moved to Fayette Co., GA around 1844. Elizabeth was the 4th generation of her family in Union, SC. Her great-grandfather Charles Hames moved there from Lunenburg (now Mecklenburg) County, Virginia in 1767. Her grandfather William fought in the Revolution. Isaac and Elizabeth are buried in the Concord Cemetery about five miles from Union City, GA. (According to Lemuel C Kimberly family Bible, Issac was killed in 1849 when a tree he was cutting down fell on him) Elizabeth live on another 43 years after his death but his estate was not settled until her death in 1891. It seems Issacs second son, William Joe, was appointed executor by the court shortly after Issacs death but that William subsequently moved to Alabama and never administer the estate befroe he died in 1891. It is likely that most of Issac Shermans sonsserved in the Confederacy. One wonders wether Seth or Isaac Sherman III of whom we have no record, died during the war Kimberly, Isaac Sherman (I465)
 
227 Iva Brooks was born in 1866 in Drew Co., Arkansas. She is listed on the 1870 Census as age 7 and in the 1880 Census as age 18. There is no furher record of her. I believe she may have died betwwen 1880 and 1900 and was buried here in Drew Co in Old Monticello Cemetery, but by now her marker is gone Brooks, Iva (I1953)
 
228 Iverson Lee Brooks was born in 1829 in Caswell Co., North Carolina. He married Bettie A(?) possibly in Haywood Co Tennessee around 1850 to 1856. In 1859 with his 2 Children and wife he moved to Drew Co Arkansas to start his career as a lawyer. Two year later war broke out and he enlisted as a Sargent in the 26th Arkansas Regiment. Soon though he rose to the rank of Lt Colonel and then Colonel. He served in Companies A, G, F, &S. He was paroled after the war and came back home to rebuild his law practice in 1865. In December 1876 he must have died suddenly because he did not have time to make out a will. The National Bar Association of Drew Co passed a Resolution in his honor on February 27 1877. He was buried in Old Monticello Cemetery. I am seeking Geneology information about a GGGGrandmother, Bettie A. LEE. She was married to Iverson Lea BROOKS of N.C., She was born in Tn. Iverson moved to Tn (I have unproven info that it was to Haywood County) about 1850 with his brother Robert Holderness BROOKS (who moved to Missouri in 1854) a sister, Sarah Isabella BROOKS and her husband David P. GREEN. Iverson and Bettie probably married there, as they had 4 children who, on the 1860 Drew County Arkansas, census, gave their birth places as TN. The children were D.J and Luella both females, William and Percy, both males. The family moved, probably around 1859 to Monticello, Arkansas, where they remained. My Grandmother said that Iverson's wife was related to Robert E. LEE, and I would like to prove or disprove this. I have a lot of info on the BROOKS side but none on this Bettie, so am having a time trying to go further back. Do you have any information, or any suggestions I could use in finding out about her? Monty Seals mseals@technonet.com Submitted on Tue Feb 17 15:50:39 EST 1998 Brooks, Col Iverson Lea (I2675)
 
229 Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Mississippi Census, 1805-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. Source (S67)
 
230 Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Mississippi Census, 1805-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. Source (S66)
 
231 Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Mississippi Census, 1805-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. Source (S27)
 
232 Jacob Albrecht was the fourth child of Johannes and Anna Albrecht. He married Sophia Catherine Welder, b. 1749, and they moved to Orange Co( now Almanance Co) North Carolina about 1763. His Will is registered at Hillsboro, North Carolina, 28 July 1791. Albrecht, Jacob (I1976)
 
233 Jacob Rich removed to Rutherford Co., Tennessee and in 1807 to Franklin Co., Tennessee. He married Rossanna Counts in Lincoln Co., Tennessee, His first wife Phillipina having died. In 1797 he witnessed a deed of Thomas Rich, and in 1804 he witnessed a deed for Peter Rich. He is listed in the Orange Co., North Carolina Tax list for 1782 and 1783 Rich, Jacob (I1738)
 
234 James Wood's will of 7 Jan 1830, lists Sis: Martha Wood. To: Stephen and Charles Wood. Exrs: Levi Newton, bro Amos L Wood of Monroe Co. Wits: John Terry, Amos Hicks, David Dukes. Wood, James (I2870)
 
235 Jeremiah Graves (1732) was born 4 Jan. 1786 and died 23 Sept. 1868. He married Delilah S. Lea. She was born 1 Jan. 1799. From Caswell Co., NC Wills, 1868 to 1908, Vol. A, pages 16-19, Jeremiah Graves, 1868. The original will was dated 25 April 1860. The children, except Jeremiah, were to receive money. Jeremiah was to receive the home place and land. The will listed the children in the following order: (1) son John L., (2) son Nathaniel S., (3) son-in-law A. C. Lindsey, husband of daughter Elizabeth, now deceased, (4) daughter Hannah Thomas, wife of William Thomas, (5) son Barzillia, (6) son-in-law Haywood Williams, now deceased, and wife daughter Rebecca, (7) son William B., (8) daughter Margaret, wife of Jesse Smith, (9) son Jeremiah. First Codicil, 5 June 1866, children of Elizabeth already taken care of. Second Codicil, 11 July 1868, includes wife of Jeremiah in will. Donna is to have use of property in case of Jeremiah s death until her death or she remarries, then to be divided equally among children. Mentions two Lindsey children by name, Nathaniel and Mary, now Lea. (R-212, R-915) Children - Graves 3416. John Lea Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1816. +3417. Nathaniel Slade Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1818, m(1) Melissa Strayhorn, 1 July 1840, m(2) Fannie ------, before 1860, d. Aug. 1866. 3418. Barzillai Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1820. 3419. Elizabeth Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1822, m. A. C. Lindsey. 3420. Hannah Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1824, m. William Thomas. +3421. William B. Graves, b. 12 March 1827, m(1) Mary Elizabeth Shuford, 30 Aug. 1853, m(2) Sarah Lea, 21 July 1863, d. 14 Oct. 1894. 3422. Rebecca Graves, b. 22 April 1829, m. Haywood Williams. 3423. Margaret Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1831, m. Jesse Smith. +3424. Jeremiah Graves, b. 15 April 1835, m. Donna R. Thornton, 13 June 1860. Graves, Jeremiah (I610)
 
236 Jermiah Nichols was born in Hinds Co. Mississippi, to Henry and Eleanor Nichols. In May of 1833, his father, Henry Nichols Sr., dies when Jeremiah is only 13 years old. On September 1 1836, Jeremiah's mother, Eleanor, remarries to Jesse Morgan. Between March of 1843 and November of 1844 Jeremiah moved to Bradley Co., Arkansas. While there he ends up purchasing all the land that all his siblings inheirited after thier fathers death. In 1846 Drew Co is formed from surrounding Counties, including Bradley Co., which he is now in.
On January 9 1848, Jeremiah Marries Hulda E Trefoe, in East Carrol Parish Louisiana. Jeremiah then settles in Bartholomew Township where his fist child, William Harrison Nichols is born on December 11 1848. His main Occupation is being a farmer. On January 14 1852, Charlie Nichols is born. On May 25 1853, Mary S Nichols is born. In 1855, Euginia Jane Nichols is born. In 1859, Henry Nichols is born. According to the old church records of Rock Springs called "Charter Members of the Society at Rock Springs in 1859, Jerimiah and Hulda helped organize the first church in Rock Springs.
In 1860, Jeremiah is still farming. In 1861 Alfred Monroe Nichols is born. On October 15 1863, Jeremiah enlisted in Monticello with the Confederate Army as a Corpral in Co. B Wright's Regiment, Arkansas Calvary. At the time of his enlistment his wife, Hulda, is pregnant with their 7th child. While he is away Hulda gives birth to a Daughter, Jane D Nichols, which dies 2 days later. Jeremiah serves faithfuly until the end of the war in May of 1865. Upon his return home he resumes his life as a farmer. On August 6 1866, John S Nichols is born.
In 1870, Jeremiah sees his first son(William H) Married on January 20, he is still farming. On January 16 1872, Charlie gets married. On January 2 1874, Mary S gets married. Around 1876, Euginia gets married.
In 1880, Jeremiah is still a Farmer in Drew Co. He feels as if his time is coming so he begins selling all his land to his children.
On September 28 1883, Jeremiah dies and is buried in Rock Springs Cemetery in Drew Co. He did not leave a will.
Land Transactions:
Mar 3,1843 Nehemiah & Martha Nichols of Hinds Co., Ms to Jerimiah Nichols of Hinds Co., Ms for 100Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $300
Nov 8, 1844 William & Missouri Nichols of Bradley Co., Ar to Jerimiah Nichols of Bradley Co., Ar for 200Ac in Hinds Co., Ms $1500
Jan 9, 1847 Robert & Nancy Sims of Chicot Co., Ar to Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar for 800Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $800
Jan 19, 1847 Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar to R.O. Edwards of Hinds Co., Ms for 160Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $640
Jan 22, 1847 Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar to Martha S Ward of Hinds Co., Ms for 160Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $640
Jan 22, 1847 Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar to Feilding B Ward of Hinds Co., Ms for 320Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $1280
May 1, 1847 John C & Ellen Whitaker in Drew Co., Ar to Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar for 100Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $400
May 1, 1847 Hezikiah & Elizabeth Nichols in Drew Co., Ar to Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar for 100Ac in Hinds Co., Ms for $400
Oct 8, 1859 L.F. & Martha Oaks of Drew Co., Ar to Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar for 160Ac in Drew Co., Ar for $100
Nov 11, 1861 John M Mclean of Drew Co., Ar to Jerimiah Nichols of Drew Co., Ar for 40Ac in Drew Co., Ar for $80[a.FTW]

Document 41
Jeremiah Nichols)
To Land )
Martha S. Ward) This indenture made the 22nd day of January in the year of our Lord 1847 Between Jeremiah Nichols of the State of Arkansas of the one part and Martha S. Ward of the County of Hinds and State of Mississippi the other part, witnesseth that the said Jeremiah Nichols for and in consideration of six hundred and forty Dollars in hand paid by the said Marths S. Ward at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the said Jeremiah Nichols his heirs, Executors and administrators forever release and discharged there-from by these presents have granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed unto the said Martha Ward her heirs and assigns forever all the East half North Rest quarter Section Two Township five Range four West, West half South East quarter Section 3, Township 5, Range 4 West, containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less being in the County of Hinds and State aforesaid and lying on Bakers Creek known as part of the Nichols Tract, together, with all and singular the appertenances hereditaments privileges and advantages whatsoever unto the above described premises belonging or any wise appertain-ing~ And also, all the estate, right, title interest and property, and claim whatsoever either at law or inequity of him the said Jeremiah Nichols of in and to the same to have and to hold the above granted bargained and described premises with the appertenances unto the said Martha S. Ward her heirs and assigns forever the said Jeremiah Nichols for his heirs executors and administrators, do covenant grant promise and agree to and with the said Martha S. Ward her heirs and assigns, that he the said Jeremiah Nichols and his heirs the above described and hereby granted premises, and every part -thereof with the appertenances unto the said Martha Ward her and her heirs and assigns against the said Jeremiah Nichols and. against all persons lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim said premises or any part thereof by from or under him or them or any of them. (cannot~read) and will warrant, and by these presents, forever defend, in witness whereof the said Jeremiah Nichols have hereunto Set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Jeremiah Nichols (seal)

State of Mississippi)
Hinds County ) Personally appeared before M. Johnson Justice of the Peace in and for said County Jeremiah Nichols acknowledged thit he signed sealed and delivered the above deed for the purpose therein mentioned as his act and deed this the 23rd day of January A. D. 1847.

M. Johnston J. P. (seal)
Filed for Record February 20, 1847 and Recorded March 8th 1847
J. W. Doughtery, Clerk

March 1847, pages 427 and 428
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Document 42
J. Nichols )
to Land )
R. 0. Edwards) This indenture, made and entered into this 19th day of January A.D. eighteen hundred and forty seven, between Jeremiah Nichols of the County of Drew and State of Arkansas, of the first part, and Richard O. Edwards of the County of Hinds and State of Mississippi of the Second part, witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and forty Dollars to him the party of the first part, in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby adknowledged have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto Richard O. Edvards his heirs and assigns a certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Hinds and State of Mississippi described and known as the West half of the Northwest quarter & the East half of the North West quarter of Section three, Township five range four West containing one hundred and (cannot read) acres more or less to have and to hold the above described land and promises and every-thing thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Richard O. Edwards his heir and assigns forever, and the said Jeremiah Nichols for himself his heirs and assigns do hereby covenant to and with the said Richard O. Edwards his heirs and assigns to forever warrant secure and defend the (title?) of the above deactibed lands and bargained premises, unto the said Richard O. Edwards his heirs and assigns against all other claims or demands whatever in fee simple in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day and year first above written.

Jeremiah Nichols (seal)
State of Mississippi)
Hinds County ) Personally appeared this day before me Mr. Johnston an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County, the above named Jeremiah Nichols, who acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed for the purposes therein mentioned of his own free will and accord. Given under my hand and seal this 19th day of January 1847.
N. Johnson, J.P. (seal)
Filed for record January 25 1847 & recorded March 11, 1847
J. W. Doughtry, Clerk
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Document 43
Jeremiah Nichols)
To Land )
Fielding B. Ward) This indenture made the. 22nd day of January in the year of our Lord 1847 between Jeremiah Nichols of the State of Arkansas of the first part and Fielding B.Ward of County of Hinds and State of Mississippi of the other part wittnesseth that the said Jeremiah Nichols for and in consideration of twelve hundred and eighty dollars in hand paid by the said Fielding B.Ward at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the said Jeremiah Nichols his heirs executors. and administators forever release and discharged there from, by these presents have granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said Fielding B.Ward his heirs and assigns forever the following land the West half of the South West quarter Section two township five range four west, the East half of the South East quarter section three township five range four West, and north east quarter section ten township five range four west containing three hundred and twenty acres more or less being and lying in the County of Hinds and State of Mississippi lying on Bakers Creek known as a part of the Nichols tract together with all amd singular the appertenances heredetaments privileges aud advantages whatsoever unto the above described premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and also to the Estate right title interest and property and claim whatsoever either at law or in equity of him the said Jeremiah Nichols of in and to the same to have and to hold the above granted bargained and described premises with the appertemances unto the said Fielding B, Ward his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jeremiah Nichols for his heirs executors and administiators do covenant grant promise and (cannot read) to and with the said Fielding B, Ward his heirs and assigns that he the said Jeremiah Nichols his heirs the above described and hereby granted premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Fielding B.Ward his heirs and assigns against the said Jeremiah Nicbols and against all persons lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim said premises or any part thereof by from or under him or them or any of them. Shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend. In witness whereof the said Jeremiah Nichols has here unto set his hand and seal day and year above written.
Jeremiah Nichols (Seal)

State of Mississippi)
Hinds County ) Personally appeared before M. Johnson, Justice of the Peace in and for said County, Jeremiah Nichols who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing deed for the purposes therein mentioned as his act and deed this 23rd day of January 1847,
M. Johnson, J.P. (seal)
February 1847
 
Nichols, Jeremiah (I1343)
 
237 JOEL LAFAYETTE NICHOLS 1831 - 1901 Born a child of John Nichols and Nancy Barton on the West Banks of the Savannah River in Wilkes County, Georgia, September 30, 1831, Joel grew into a man of determination with a true pioneer spirit. Little is known of his childhood but it is obvious that he was raised with a respect for his fellow man and a sense of community. Joel married January 22, 1851, in Lincoln County, Georgia, to Susan Elizabeth Wellmaker , the daughter of EliasWellmaker and Margaret Crook. She was born in Lincoln County, Georgia, August 25, 1834. Where Joel and Susan may have lived when they were first married is unknown. It is my opinion that they may have lived with Susan's parents shortly after their wedding. Opinions are not fact. I base my opinion on the fact that Joel and Elias Wellmaker, Susan's father, relationship developed into one of less than tolerable conditions. For whatever reasons, Joel's harsh treatment by his father-in-law became more than Susan could bear. She became very frustrated with her father and decided that they should leave so they packed their belongings and three children into the back of a covered wagon, tied their only cow to the rear, and headed for Mississippi. Why they chose Mississippi is unknown but there may have been relatives there who were descendants of his Uncle William E. Nichols. Making their way through Alabama on what was known as the ^Three Notch Trail^, Joel and Susan made a stop in Luverne, Alabama. Joel learned of some land available nearby on the East Side of the Patsalagia River in an area known by the locals as the ^Lime Sink.^ Joel acquired this land in 1857 and soon settled there. Due to the swampy conditions of the land along the river, Joel moved his building site several hundred yards back from the river and began building his home. He constructed his home from the bounty of pines that were on his land, hewing each log by hand until it was built. After the outbreak of the War Between the States, Joel enlisted in the Confederate Army. The date of his enlistment is unknown but he was assigned to Company G, 56th Alabama Calvary, commonly known in history as ^The Partisan Rangers.^ Comprised of two Battalions, the 56th was made up from the 13th. Commanded by William A. Hewlett, and the 15th, commanded by Major William Boyles. Though Joel's participation in the 56th is unknown, this unit saw extensive action from the Mississippi to the ^Battle of Atlanta.^ While at Atlanta, they participated at Kennesaw Mountain under the leadership of General Hood. Joel returned home in 1864. Why he was released early is unknown. Though the South was decimated by the war and many suffered during the Reconstruction period, Joel became a prosperous farmer and businessman. He owned many acres of land, some under cultivation and the rest covered in prime timber. He also owned and operated a cotton gin and syrup mill. During this time he supplied many of the locals with work as well as serving the community. He, along with a Mr. Underwood, founded the ^Cameron's Chapel Methodist Church^ in Crenshaw County which still stands today. Joel passed away June 30, 1901 in the Mt. Ida Community near Brantley, Alabama. Susan proceeded him in death on April 25, 1897. They are buried at the ^Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery^ in Crenshaw County, Alabama. MOUNT IDA CHURCH CEMETERY Located near the Spring Hill Community on a county road west off US331 between Brantley and Luverne, Alabama. Note: The first contact made with the Wellmaker Family after Joel and Susan left Georgia, came in 1873 when his eight year old daughter, Margaret Celestia Nichols, wrote a letter to her grandmother Wellmaker in Georgia. A Letter From Joel L. Nichols to His Cousin John Asberry Nichols Mount Ida April the 7th, 1895 Mr. J. A. Nichols Crenshaw County, Ala Dear cousin it is with pleasure that I endeaver to answer your kind letter that I received sometime ago. We are all tolerably well at this time. Hoping it will find you all well. We are done planting corn. We havent planted any cotton yet, but I think will plant some next week. It has been the hardest winter I think that I ever saw here. We made a good crop last year made plenty of corn 36 bales of cotton you must excuse me for not writing sooner. I have been in bad health untill recently. Let me know how you got along with your saw mill in the future I will answer your letters as soon as I get them write and tell how all your children are getting along. Tell them to write to me you must be sure to write for I am glad to hear from you all at any time it would ples me the best in the world to see all you said something about comeing in the summer I would be more than glad to see you all any time. I will close for this time Write soon and all the news' Your loving cousin Joel Nichols Note: Joel Nichols was the first cousin to John Asberry Nichols. 10. JOEL LAFAYETTE NICHOLS September 30, 1831 - June 30, 1901 Joel was born on the west banks of the Savannah River in Wilkes County, Georgia, September 30, 1831. He was the fourth child of John Nichols and Nancy Barton. When the 1850 Wilkes County, Georgia Census was taken Joel was living in the household of Camilla Sims, a widower. Also in this home was her daughter, Jacintha, age 5; and George W. Sims, age 28. The relation of George to Camilla is unknown. Joel was in the 94th district, living near his father and his step-mother Dorcus. Joel married January 22, 1851, in Lincoln County, Georgia, to Susan Elizabeth Wellmaker, the daughter of Elias Wellmaker and Margaret Crook. She was born in Wilkes County, Georgia, August 25, 1834. According to family lore Joel and Elias Wellmaker, Susan's father, relationship developed into one of less than tolerable conditions. For whatever reasons, Joel's harsh treatment by his father-in-law became more than Susan could bear. She became very frustrated with her father and decided that they should leave so they packed their belongings and their children into the back of a covered wagon, tied their only cow to the rear, and headed for Mississippi. Why they chose Mississippi is unknown but there may have been relatives there who were descendants of his Uncle William E. Nichols. Elias, Joel Jr., and William, sons of Joel and Susan, were born in Wilkes County, Georgia. Job, a fourth son, was born in Alabama July 17, 1858. William was born April 02, 1856. The move from Georgia was made between these dates. It is very likely that Benjamin Franklin Nichols, Joel s brother, also accompanied them. Making their way through Alabama in parts of a trail know "Three Notch", Joel and Susan made a stop in Luverne, Alabama. Luverne, at that time, was located in Pike County. This would later become Crenshaw County. Joel learned of some land available nearby on the east side of the Patsalagia River in an area known by the locals as the "Lime Sink." Joel acquired this land in 1857 and soon settled there. Due to the swampy conditions of the land along the river, Joel moved his building site several hundred yards back from the river and began building his home. He constructed his home from the bounty of pines that were on his land, hewing each log by hand until it was built. Joel and his family are listed in the 1860 Pike County, Alabama, Western Division as follows: Joel, 28; Suannah P., 24; Elias T., 8; Joel L., 6; William M., 4; and Job F., 2. Also listed in the home is Ben F. Nichols, Joel s brother, 24. After the outbreak of the War Between the States, it is believed that Joel enlisted in the Confederate Army. The date of his enlistment is unknown but he was assigned to Company G, 56th Alabama Calvary, commonly known in history as "The Partisan Rangers." Comprised of two Battalions, the 56th was made up from the 13th, Commanded by William A. Hewlett, and the 15th, commanded by Major William Boyles. Though Joel's participation in the 56th is unknown, this unit saw extensive action from the Mississippi to the "Battle of Atlanta." While at Atlanta, they participated at Kennesaw Mountain under the leadership of General Hood. Joel returned home in 1864. Why he was released early is unknown. Joel became a prosperous farmer and businessman after the war. He owned many acres of land, some under cultivation and the rest covered in prime timber. He also owned and operated a cotton gin and syrup mill. During this time he supplied many of the locals with work as well as serving his community. He, along with a Mr. Underwood, founded the "Cameron's Chapel Methodist Church" in Crenshaw County which still stands today. In the 1870 Crenshaw County Census Joel is listed living in Township 11, Mt. Ida. He is a farmer, age 38. Susan is 35; Elias is 19; Joel Jr., listed as LaFayette, is 16; William is 14; and Job is 12. The other children listed are George, 9; Celestia, 4; and Alvin 2. Joel s family is last listed with Susan in the 1880 Crenshaw County Census still living in Mt. Ida. The surname is listed as Nickols, not Nichols. Joel is listed at age 48; Susan, S. E., age 44; Job Francis, J. F., age 21; George Marion, G. M., age 19; Margaret Celestia, M. C., age 14; Alvin Cyrenous, A. C., age 12; Susan Elizabeth, S. E., age 9; and Lula, age 7. Susan died on April 25, 1897. In the 1900 Census for Crenshaw County Joel is listed at age 68. The children still living at home are: Alvin, age 32; and Susan, age 24. Also in the house is William Richburg, a boarder and a servant. The name in the Census is difficult to make out) Joel passed away June 30, 1901 in the Mt. Ida Community near Brantley, Alabama. He and Susan are both buried at the Mount Ida Church Cemetery in Crenshaw County, Alabama, off a County Road 49 between Brantley and Luverne. Joel's passing was without a Will. On August 20, 1901, Alvin C. Nichols, Joel's' youngest son, filed a petition with the Crenshaw County Probate Court to force the sale of all the real estate and personal property belonging to his father. According to the petition, the estate could not be divided properly among his children. Liquidation was needed to adequately resolve this matter. Joel's real estate consisted of 390 acres of land. His personal property is listed as the following: one lot of mechanic tools; one cow and calf; one steam engine; one steam boiler and fixtures; two cotton gins and belting; two grist mill rocks and fixture; one wash pot; two pairs of weighing scales; one sewing machine; one cooking stove; one bedstead; two tables; one kitchen safe; one lot of chairs; one clock; and one cloths press. The property of Joel Nichols was auctioned to the following: 200 acres to Alvin Cyrenous Nichols for $250.00; 90 acres to William J. Nichols for $900.00; 80 acres to Job Francis Nichols for $200.00; and 20 acres to Joel Evan Nichols for $80.00. Joel s personal property was sold for $678.70. Total value was $2, 108.70. Admin charges and other expenses totaled $124.51, leaving a net total of $1,984.46. This was divided among his surviving eight children at $220.46 each. The four children of his son Elias received $55.11 each. Elias had passed away before Joel. Many acres of his land remained with the family. Tharon Nichols, who died in 1997, lived with his wife, Mary Ticer, on part of that land. Some personal items also remained. A clock that came with Joel from Georgia was owned by Tharon and was handed down to Howard Compton. This is the clock mentioned above in Joel's personal property. Joel's Bible, as well as the Bible of his son George, is owned by Kendrick Shackleford. Note: The first contact made with the Wellmaker Family after Joel and Susan left Georgia, came in 1873 when their eight year old daughter, Margaret Celestia Nichols, wrote a letter to her grandmother Wellmaker in Georgia. A Letter from Joel L. Nichols to his cousin John Asberry Nichols; Mount Ida April the 7th, 1895 Mr. J. A. Nichols Crenshaw County, Ala Dear cousin it is with pleasure that I endeaver to answer your kind letter that I received sometime ago. We are all tolerably well at this time. Hoping it will find you all well. We are done planting corn. We havent planted any cotton yet, but I think will plant some next week. It has been the hardest winter I think that I ever saw here. We made a good crop last year made plenty of corn 36 bales of cotton you must excuse me for not writing sooner. I have been in bad health untill recently. Let me know how you got along with your saw mill in the future I will answer your letters as soon as I get them write and tell how all your children are getting along. Tell them to write to me you must be sure to write for I am glad to hear from you all at any time it would ples me the best in the world to see all you said something about comeing in the summer I would be more than glad to see you all any time. I will close for this time Write soon and all the news' Your loving cousin Joel Nichols Note: Joel Nichols was the first cousin to John Asberry Nichols. Obituary of Susan Elizabeth Wellmaker-Nichols from The Luverne Journal, June 17, 1897. NICHOLS - In memory of Susan E. Nichols who was born in Georgia Aug 25, 1834 married to Brother Joel Nichols Jan 27, 1851. She departed this life April 23, 1897. On the evening of the 26th of April in Mt. Ida Cemetery. Surrounded by a host of friends and relatives, her remains were laid to rest to await the coming of our Lord when she will together with all the saints of the earth receive a glorious resurrection of the body. Children of Joel and Susan: 58. Elias S. Nichols 59. Joel Lafayette Nichols, Jr. 60. William Marshell Nichols 61. Job Francis Nichols 62. George Marion Nichols 63. Margaret Celestia Nichols 64. Susan Elizabeth Nichols 65. Lula Nichols Nichols, Joel Lafayette (I2176)
 
238 Joel T Morrison was the second son of Rev. William Morrison, a Primitive Baptist preacher and among the first white families to settle the northern portion of the county. Joel was a Whig, we believe, and was a deputy sheriff and coroner before elected sheriff in 1850. Joel was a live, big hearted, open handed and all round good fellow. He had but one fault, that is he was very found of "tea" and it sometimes got the better of him. He was removed in April of 1852. Wilson Faulkner, Coroner, acted a short time, when he was restored. Joel was very popular with the masses and his home people stuck closer than a brother by him. He was subseqently Justice of the Peace and township trustee until his physical powers gave way. He died in July, 1884, being in his 74th year. Morrison, Joel T (I2448)
 
239 Johannes Albrecht, filled with courage and deep religious conviction to interpret the Bible as he understood it and finding the situation in Europe intolorable, chose to come to America. It was the begining of 1732 when he bade farewell to friends and relatives in Austria and sailed to America with his wife and 5 children. It must have been difficult indeed for Anna Barbara Albrecht, wife of Johannes, to say farewell to relatives and friend in Austria and with her small children, one scarcley a year old, set sail for the unknown land. It was a perilous journey. "In the first place, the small ships were packed too full. The food consisted of salted corned meat and pork, peas, barley, groats, and cod fish. The drink was stinking water in which all food was cooked. The people aboard the ship were plauged with lice. As they made there journey across the ocean there was the danger of storms and pirates. ( History of Evangelical Church) It took about 8 months to make the trip across the ocean. Only the religious intolerance of Austria and thier own courage could have persuaded the Albrechts to go to the unknown land where further hardships awaited them. But in spite of hardships on the ships, whenever possible they brought a bit of homeland with them. The Albrecht family came to America from Rotterdam on board the Galley "Johnson" and entered the country at the Port of Philadelphia on September 18 1732. The Albrecht family settled in a beautiful spot in western Lancaster Co. It became Berks Co in 1752. Patent book, Vol. 10, Bk. A, Pg. 283 gives the land record of John Albrecht as follows: " John Penn, Thomas Penn, and Richard Penn proprietoers and govenors of Pennsylvania, 100 acres in Bern Township, Lancaster Co on the Schuykill River to John Albracht,20 June 1740 and recorded July 1741". John Albrecht, 100 acres, June 3 1741. John Albrecht 25 acres, Feb 8 1743. The disposing of John Albrechts estate began in 1752. Burks Co Deed Bk. A-3, Pg 27 gives an account of family members and land sale of then deceased John Albright Albrecht, Johannes (I1942)
 
240 John Christian Albrecht was the third child of Johannes and Anna Albrecht. He was born in Austria in 1726 and died in 1784. In 1745 he married Elizabeth Rick. A list of his Children was found at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. The list is also given in Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol I, Pg 765-766, Census Records and Bibles. Albrecht, John Christian (I2295)
 
241 John enlisted in the 47th Alabama Inf Regiment on April 30, 1862 in Ceder Blull, Alabama for 3 years. He was recruited by James M Campbell and served in the same company. Bedwell, John W (I1207)
 
242 John Nichols, the first son of Conrad Nichols was born in Greenwood County, South Carolina, about 1795. John was born when his father was about twenty-five. That being so, then it is very possible that he was born in or near the area of "Old Fort 96". John was married two times. His first wife was Nancy Barton of Edgefield, South Carolina. The state of South Carolina had no requirements on marriage licenses until 1911. Therefore, no date of marriage for John and Nancy can be found. I would assume that he might have been married about 1815. John and Nancy had five children. According to Janice Turner, a descendant from Augusta, Georgia. She states that Marena Nichols, daughter of John and Nancy, was born about 1818. With the exception of another daughter, Lizzie; and a son, William; the remainder of the children were born in the 1830s. What became of Nancy is unknown but it is my opinion that she must have died after the birth of her last child. John was in Lincoln County, Georgia where he married Dorcus Wall of Lincolnton, Georgia, December 31, 1847. It is unknown if Nancy was in Georgia with him prior to that time. John fathered five more children with Dorcus. John is thought to have died about 1865 in the Augusta, Georgia area. Many of his descendants are buried near there in the Hephzibah Church Cemetery. Hephzibah is located near "Graves Mountain" in Lincoln County. Nichols, John (I2177)
 
243 JOHN was a private in the Randolph City, Alabama Reserv e s . He was captured and imprisoned at Teledega, Alabama and paroled 30 May 1865. Marriage ceremony was performed by The Rv Charles Jeffers o n Buttram uncle of John M Buttram, John M (I20)
 
244 John Was born in 1861 in Pennsylvania. His Revolutionary War service was under Col. William Lytle in 1790 at which time he lived in Guilford Co. He also Served under Capt. William Qwinn and Capt. Rodgers and was in the Battle of Guilford Court House. Elizabeth his wife filed for a widows pension and summited Family records including a Bible of family births. He died in 1816 at the age of 55 and is buried in St. Paul's Evengelical Lutheran Church. Various books and sketches have been written on this family, one story relates that Elizabeth could not read english and German was the spoken language of the family. Albright, John Ludwig (I1548)
 
245 JONATHAN BUTT 3/13/1801:9/30/1803, p. 56 57 Bro: Jacob, sole heir and exr. Wits: James Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Curtis Wilborn. Butts, Johnathan (I2268)
 
246 JOSEPH LUMPKIN of Oglethorpe Co, 3/25/1805 Wife: Ann, all my estate during her lifetime. Son: John, a feather bed and furniture. To my daughter Ann 25 shillings sterling. To my grand daughter Polley, $200 when she marries or arrives at age 18, but if she should die before that, part to be divided between Joseph and William Lumpkin. To my son William the tract of land where I now live containing 174 acres. To my son Joseph $200 after my wife's death, and the remainder after her death to be divided between sons Joseph and William. Exrs: wife, sons Joseph and William. Wits: John Dunn, Humphry Hendrick, James D. Cole. Lumpkin, Joseph (I950)
 
247 Joseph WILLIAMS was born date unknown. Moved to Madison Co KY. Deed of 13 Sep 1795. DB J p.108-09 Joseph Williams of Madison Co., KY to Andrew McCauley of Orange Co NC for $300, 280 A on Stoney Cr being part of tract willed Joseph Williams by Henry Williams, decd. 13 Sep 1795. Wit: Robt Mitchell, Richd Oldham. (Richard Oldham was brother-in-law of Joseph Williams, having married Ursala Duke Williams, widow of Reuben Peoples.) On 26 Jan 1799, Andrew McCouley of Orange sold 304 acres on Stoney Cr to James Rea of Caswell. Land formerly entered by Henry Williams, dec'd and conveyed by Joseph Williams a legatee to McCauley adj Benjamin Cantrel, crossing Shaw's branch. Then 20 Dec 1799, James Ray sold to Benjamin Cantrell 304 acres both sides Shaw's Br of Stoney Crk being land whereon Ray lives, and same land granted to Henry Williams dec'd and conveyed by will to his son Joseph Williams who conveyed same to Andrew McCauley and he to James Ray. DB L p.22-23 3 Oct 1795. Joseph Williams of Madison Co., KY, to Israel Barker of Orange Co., NC, for 20 pds., 100 A on Ridge fork adj Barker. Wit: Nathan Williams, Eli Stacy. (Nathan Williams, witness, was another son of Henry Williams, deceased.) 1810 Madison Co KY Census: Joseph Williams: 2m 10-16, 1m 26-45; 2f -10, 1f 10-16, 2f 16-25, 1f 26-45 Williams, Joseph (I1740)
 
248 Judith Albrecht was the sixth child of Johannes and Anna Albrecht. She was the only child born to them after they came to America. Judith was born June 1, 1734 in Pennsylvania and married Jacob Heck Albrecht, Judith (I1977)
 
249 June 2002: 1830 Census, Hinds Co., MS, Page #224a:
Henry Nichols, 3 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female under 5, 1 female 40-50. Copy of census in my possession, Recorded by Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick [ejwaa@worldnet.att.net]

Document 18

To the Honorable Court of Probate of (Henry??) County. Your pe-titioners Jesse Morgan & Eleaner Morgan his wife late Eleanor Nichols respectfully show that your petitioner Eleanor was the lawful wife of Henry Nichols Senior now deceased who lived and died in Hinds County and from his death till her intermarriage with your petitioner Jesse she was the widow of the said Henry Nichols, that before his death the said Henry made a will which is duly proved and recorded in your Honorable Court and Joshua Howard and William Nichols are the executors nominated in said will, both of whom proved the will and took on themselves the execution thereof, that the said Henry died seized of the following real estate to wit eight?s of land adjoining so as to form entire an entire parcel on which is the mansion house as family. residence of said Henry at his death, the plantation therewith belonging, containing about 640 acres, and two other eight?s adjoining and forming another -separate parcel containing about 160 acres on which there is a small improvement in cultivation, both of which parcels lie in Hinds County. That the said Henry also had at his death slaves and other personal estate, that your petitioner Eleaner is entirely permitted by the will of the late husband and no provision is made for her neither of real nor personal estate and for that reason she is entitled to the same dower and distribution as if the said Henry had died intestate and there are eight children of the said Henry Nichols entitled to distribution of the estate. Your petitioners therefore prays that your petitioner Eleanor may be endowed of one third of the real estate and have. distribution of one ninth part of the surplus of the personal estate

Ja Trmeble, for the Petitioners

State of Mississippi)
Hinds County ) I, S.S. Scott clerk of the probate court for said county hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a petition filed in my office by- Eleanor Morgan and Jesse Morgan at the last term of said court.

Witness my hand & seal of office Nov 24th 1836
S.S. Scott, Clk

Jesse Morgan & Eleanor Morgan Petition for Dower of H. Nichols Estate 118
Filed Nov, 1836
S.S. Scott, Clk.
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Document 20
State of Mississippi)
County of Hinds )
To the Sheriff of said County, Greetings: we command you for the causes set forth in the petition of Jesse Morgan and Eleanor Morgan his wife for her dower in the lands of the late Henry Nichols her former husband and pursuant to the order and decree of our Probate Court, for the County of Hinds there on, that you summon five descent free holders, unconnected with the parties by affinity or consanguinity and wholly (can?t read) who on the proper oath to be administered by you are required to lay off and allot to the said Eleanor Morgan by meets and bounds and according to quantity and quality one third part of eight eights of land described thus, adjoning so as to form one entire parcel on which is the mansion house or family residence of said Henry at his death and the plantation thereunto belonging containing about 640 acres--and two other eight?s adjoining and forming another separate parcel containing about 160 acres on which is a small improvement in cultivation both of which parcels lie in Hinds County---and also te set off and allot to the said Eleanor Morgan one ninth- part of the surplus of the personal estate- of the said Henry Nichols decd. And your proceedings together with this writ and the allotment by said jury you are to return unto our said Probate Court on or before the fourth Monday of Ju:ie 1837.
Witness the honorable Henry G. Johnston -the 4th Monday of December 1836.
Issued 3rd day of June 1837.
Attest S. S. Scott Clk
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Document 22

Dr. Jesse Morgan and Eleanor his wife late Eleanor Nichols in account with the Executors of Henry Nichols deceased
Cr
To the hire of negros, horses and oxen for the year 1836 according to report of commissioners
appointed by the court 475.00
By this sum due for the boarding and clothing
of Nehemiah Nichols, Jeremiah Nichols, Hezekiah
Nichols and Eleanor Nichols the minor children of
Henry Nichols deceased for the year 1836 at $72 a
year each 288.00

2 by this sum paid .J. V, Carpenter for titution 16.00
3 by this sum paid E. B. Hornby for tuition .60
4 by this sum paid E. T. Chappell for tuition 19.75
5 by this sum paid Dr. E. Hansford medical bill 16.00
6 by this sum due for attention to negro.woman
Nelly as per account 6.00
7 by 1/9 part of the hire of the negroes, horse 346.35
and oxen for the year 1836 52.77
399.l2
Examined, reported and (left blank on record)

State of Mississispi)
Hinds County to wit ) Eleanor Morgan maketh oath and saith that the answered account is just and true to best of her knowledge and belief.
Eleanor Morgan

Sworn to and subscrtbed before me)
this 1st day of March 1837 )
Henry G. Johnson )
Judge Probate

118
Henry Nichols, Estate
Settlement of Jesse Morgan
Filed 1st March 1837
S. M. Scott Clrk - (shown for reference only)
Recorded
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Document 23

State of Mississippi)
Hinds County ) This is to certify that we Thomas J. Black, Elijah H. Watson, Charles H. Cox, James U. Sand and Joseph H. Gray summoned by Wm. C. Demoss (Sheriff.of said County) as commissioners to lay off and set apart the dower of Elonor Morgan (late the widow of Henry Nichols decd) in the real estate of said Nichols decd,
to wit NE 1/4 Sec 10, TS R 4 W SE 1/4 E 1/2 NW 1/4 and W 1/2 NE 1/4 of Sect 3 TS R 4W the E 1/2
NW 1/4 and E l/2 NE 1/4 W SW 1/2 Sect TS R 4 W and the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sect 35 T85 R4 West out of the
above described lands we do set apart to said Elonor Morgan as her dower the E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sect 2 the W 1/2 SW 1/4 of Sec 2 both in TS5 R4W also the E 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec 3T5
R 4 W
Also of the negroes of the Estate of said Nichols we set apart from said Estate a nergo girl Caroline as one ninth past and as the portion of said Elonor Morgan to said slaves and from the stock of hogs belonging to said Estate we set apart for Elonor Morgan 5 head hogs.
Given under our hands & seals this 2nd day of June 1837.

E. H. Watson
J. H, Cray
James H. Land
Tho. J. Black
Charles H. Cox

State of Mississippi, Hinds County
I W. C. Demoss Sheriff of Hinds County hereby certify that the above commissioners were duly sworn by H.C. Stenson, Justice of the Peace for said county previous to their acting on the above dower this 2nd day of June 1837. Wm. C. Demoss, Sheriff

State of Mississippi, Hinds County ) We the undersigned commissioners being duly appointed and sworn to lay off and set apart the dower of Eleanor Morgan (late widow of Henry Nichols deceased) to part of the personal property of said Nichols deceased to with 2 head of sheep, 5 head of cattle, 1 lot of kitchen furniture and 1 bed and furniture the one ninth part of said personal property. Given under our hands & seals this 8 July 1837.
Watson (seal)
Thos Downing (seal)
A. V. No (seal)
James Ratcliff (seal)
Donnie D. Ellers (seal)

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WHITE OAK COMMUNITY CEMETERY
Located: Eight miles southwest of Utica, MS, just off Mississippi Highway 18, in the edge of Hinds County (S7T2NR4W).
Remarks: White Oak Baptist Church, established in 1826, used to be adjacent to the cemetery, and has been gone for many years. This old cemetery has at least 100 unmarked graves, and is still in use by community residents.
Morgan, Elizabeth b. 5 Jan 1777 d. 16 Jun 1848
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1 Sep 1836 MORGAN, Jesse NICHOLS, Eliza
 
Cook, Ellender (I1649)
 
250 Killed with Gains W Cofield when a huge rock in the mica mines where they were working fell on them. Reaves, John W (I2606)
 

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